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How Water can Impact Property Legal Descriptions & Title Insurance

calender icon 11/30/2022    poster icon  Mark Goodman

Properties that are located on or near bodies of water can present unique difficulties for examiners and title underwriters. In this article, we are going to discuss how bodies of water can impact title insurance and legal descriptions of property.

Changes in Water Levels

Bodies of water go through many changes throughout a given year. The water level can rise, fall, or shift significantly. In turn, this changes the shape of the adjoining land. As you can imagine, this creates a problem from a legal description and title insurance standpoint, as the property boundaries are literally changing with the water level. As a result, it’s generally not a good idea to use a body of water as a boundary in a property legal description. Most title insurers will not underwrite policies for property that uses bodies of water as boundaries in the legal description. Doing so can result in many problems (including litigation) for the property owner.

Commercial Partners Title

When you’re purchasing a commercial property, it’s important to obtain an owner’s policy of title insurance to protect your interest in the property from any future claims. At Commercial Partners Title, we specialize in underwriting title policies for commercial properties. We are the recognized experts in commercial transactions in Minnesota and around the country. Contact our team today at our downtown Minneapolis office to set up a time to chat about the details of your commercial transaction and see how we can help you get to the closing table.