Bulletin: NY000435

Date:
March 09, 2010
To:
All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
RE:
Amendment to TIRSA Rate manual

Section 15 ("Owner's Policy to Foreclosing Lender") of the Title Insurance Rate Service Association, Inc. ("TIRSA") Rate Manual has been amended effective March 3, 2010.

Section 15, as revised, now reads as follows:

"An owner's policy issued to insure an insured lender, or its assignee or subsidiary, that is made within 5 years from the date of a loan policy, when the lender, or its assignee or subsidiary, has acquired title by a Referee's deed in foreclosure or conveyance in lieu of foreclosure of the insured mortgage shall not be issued in an amount less than the lesser of:

(i) the fair market value of the real property; or

(ii) the unpaid principal balance due on the previously insured mortgage.

The charge for such insurance shall be seventy percent (70%) of the owner's rate up to the unpaid principal balance due on the previously insured mortgage, plus the full owner's rate on any excess.

The provisions of this section do not apply to the issuance of the TIRSA Owner's Extended Protection Policy".

To access the TIRSA Rate Manual go to http://tirsa.org.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
NY000418 Rate Manual
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None