Bulletin: HI2016002

Date:
November 08, 2016
To:
All Hawaii Issuing Offices
RE:
RATES AND/OR FORMS UPDATE - New Forms – Effective Date November 2, 2016

Dear Associates:

The following forms have been approved for use in Hawaii: 

  • ALTA Commitment for Title Insurance (008UN) (8-1-16)
  • ALTA Endorsement 9.6.1-06 Private Rights-Current Assessment-Loan Policy (E-9226) (4-2-15)
  • ALTA Endorsement 19.2-06 Contiguity-Specified Parcels (E-9227) (4-2-15)
  • ALTA Endorsement 28.3-06 Encroachments-Boundaries and Easement-Described Improvements and Land Under Development (E-9228) (4-2-15)
  • ALTA Endorsement 18.2-06 Multiple Tax Parcel (E-9233) (8-1-16)
  • ALTA Endorsement 36.7-06 Energy Project-Fee Estate-Owner’s Policy (E-9275) (12-1-14)
  • ALTA Endorsement 36.8-0-6 Energy Project-Fee Estate-Loan Policy (E-9276) (12-1-14)
  • ALTA Endorsement 45-06 Pari Passu Mortgage-Loan Policy (E-9277) (12-1-14)
  • ALTA Endorsement 40-06 Tax Credit-Owner’s Policy (E-9296) (4-2-14)
  • ALTA Endorsement 40.1-06 Tax Credit-Defined Amount-Owner’s Policy (E-9297) (4-2-14)
  • ALTA Endorsement 46-06 Option (E-9278) (8-1-15)

The standard arbitration endorsement is to be issued with the policy to comply with the regulations in Hawaii concerning arbitration matters.

As a reminder, other forms should not be used if a comparable ALTA version is available. If a comparable ALTA version is available, the most current version of the ALTA form available in each state should be used, unless approved by a Stewart underwriter. 

Agents please contact PropertyInfo Customer Care or your title production software vendor to get the new rate(s) changes implemented in your system.   

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