Examiners Manual

Please note that the manual is for current members and is password protected. Contact the Executive Director at execdirector@washingtonlandtitle.com for access.

DISCLAIMER

This manual, taken as a whole, and its individual chapters are designed to provide information about various topics relating to title to real property in Washington State that would be of interest to individual employees of members of the Washington Land Title Association (WLTA). Those employees may be examiners, title officers, advisory title officers or underwriters and title counsel.

The information is presumed to be helpful in the day-to-day process of examining titles to real property for the ultimate purpose of insuring titles by a title insurance company. However, the manual is neither a textbook nor an instruction manual, nor is it an absolute guide of title practices. Each member title insurer or title company shall determine its specific guidelines or rules of title practice for its employees. In addition, any specific rule adopted by any one company is not necessarily the same that would be adopted by another company in the same or similar circumstances.

No manual can anticipate every problem or issue that might present itself to an examiner of titles, nor provide absolute rules for dealing with the problems and issues faced by examiners, whether or not mentioned in this manual. Notwithstanding any implication to the contrary in any chapter, member companies may decide on a different approach to a title issue than what is offered in the manual.

The manual is for the use of WLTA members, and shall not be reproduced without permission, nor distributed to customers or non-members.

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