Bulletin: NY000484

Date:
November 30, 2011
To:
All New York State Office Counsel, Managers and Agents
RE:
Relocation of Brooklyn City Register Office

The City of New York has confirmed that the Brooklyn books will be relocated to the Queens City Register office during the week of December 5th.  Because prepping the books for transportation and unpacking is labor intensive, city personnel will require several days to complete the relocation.

The books will not be available for use during the week of December 5th through December 9th.  We are advised that the books will be available in the Queens location on Monday December 12th, however, temporary delays should be anticipated on the examination orders.

The Brooklyn office will officially relocate to the 6th floor on December 16th; on that date the office will be closed to allow the movers to relocate the staff and their equipment.  Submissions can be made to any of the other locations.

In the event you are required to run a search or a continuation during the pendency of this move, you must raise the following exception:

“The Brooklyn Office of the City Register has relocated its books prohibiting a search.  Company cannot search these records and will except from the coverage of the policy any information disclosed by said records.”

Once the records become available and searches can be made, you will be able to update your initial search and remove said objection from your title report.  If a policy has been issued you may endorse your policy removing the objection.

Please feel free to contact Agency Legal Services if you have any questions at 212-922-0050.

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:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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Forms:
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