Title Matters

Title Insurance

Matters dealing with Title Policies, Coverages and Claims

Behind the Title: Meet David Berney

Meet our Director our Sales David Berney
October 08, 2018

Malibu Madness

Read how some property owners had to learn about easements & public access the hard way!
January 22, 2018

A Tank Full of Trouble

In the winter of 2015, Ivan Braxton* was looking into purchasing a property located in NYC that was on the market for a little more than $11,000,000. The building was a pre-war, walk-up with 24 units and had an old oil heating system. The current owner was a notorious skinflint and had a history of running apartments into the ground.
June 09, 2016

Mineral Rights As Clear As Mud

Savvy investors know that profitable real estate investments exist across the country, not just in regional hotspots like NY or NJ. What they don't know is that new investment areas have new different pitfalls, obstacles and issues that can crop up when investors venture into deals outside their normal geographic comfort zone.
May 19, 2016

Now You (LL)C Me, Now You Don't

When a Corp. or LLC is the seller of a property, the privacy it offers obscures the identity of the owners. Therefore, the title company needs to ascertain who the entity's actual shareholders or members are.
At Riverside, our highly skilled staff are trained to see beyond the paper and to be alert for red flags that may indicate fraud. There are instances where the operating agreement seems off or is presented by a law firm or individual that we are not familiar with. In that case, we will take a deeper dive into the identity of the LLC.
May 12, 2016

The Long Island Dupe

There are many reasons why a buyer should purchase title insurance when they purchase real property. Besides for the myriad benefits and security that the title search process provides, ultimately the main reason for title insurance is to protect the purchaser in the case of a claim made against your newly purchased property
March 11, 2016

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