Attorney Agent Service Program
Our serviced Attorneys are approved policy-issuing agents of our underwriters (Chicago Title/Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company/Old Republic Title Insurance Co./WFG) with support services provided by Heritage Title Company.
The Attorney Agent is a free standing authorized agent, with full support of both the underwriters and Heritage Title Company. The Agent can count on informed support and advice from title insurance experts.
An Attorney is required to submit an application, which is reviewed by the underwriter for approval. Simultaneously, with the application, the Attorney receives the following;
- An Agency Agreement between the Attorney and the underwriter;
- A Support Services Ageement between the Attorney and Heritage Title Company.;
- An application for registration as a title insurance agent.
These forms will be executed, notarized and submitted through Heritage Title Company to the underwriter(s). From application to licensing, the process will take about 30 days.
There is no fee to join the program.
Orders can be processed by an Attorney Agent once you are in receipt of a fully executed Agency agreement from the underwriter and a Certificate of Registration issued by the Department of Financial Institutions.
After placing an order. the Attorney Agent receives a search package which includes an examination worksheet, the abstract, and support documents, to be used by the attorney to determine the insurability of title. The attorney's completed examination is returned to Heritage Title Company to allow Heritage to process the title commitment.
Closings are conducted by Heritage Title Company The Attorney Agent handles all title clearance, and waives exceptions on the title commitment at closing. The Agent also directs the issuance of policies. Ordering Title Support Services Orders may be placed online via our web site, at the PaperLess Closer Link, or via fax at 773.545.8298