Chain of Title Research and Reports
Ownership title information is useful in determining previous uses of a property when conducting a Phase 1 Site Assessment. A Chain of Title + Lien Search provides the ownership history of a property from 1940 to present.
Through our nationwide network of county-level abstract researchers, we deliver comprehensive chain of title reports and property lien searches for any site in the United States. A COT search from Banks contains the abstract of county index information including dates, involved parties, and recording information of conveyances of ownership.
Comprehensive property chain of title report:
- Historical ownership to back to 1940
- Document type & document number
- Plat maps available upon request
- Activity/Use Limitations (AUL)
- Copy of current vesting deed
- ASTM 1527-13 compliant
- Grantor/grantee table
- Environmental liens
- Recording date
A standard chain of title review includes research findings and a detailed report. Instruments can be obtained by prior request only. The chain of title search is conducted when the client has supplied Banks with a confirmed address and current property owner name or a legal description.