Guideline: ALTA Endorsement 37-06 (Assignment of Rents or Leases) (12-3-12)

Explanation:

This endorsement insures against: (a) any defect in the execution of an assignment of rents or leases document, or (b) any assignment of the lessor's interest in any lease or any assignment of rents affecting the Title and recorded in the Public Records at Date of Policy other than as set forth in any instrument referred to in Schedule B.

Underwriting Requirements:

1. Confirm that the assignment of rents and/or leases document is duly authorized and executed and acknowledged by the assignor (the mortgagor). 

2. Confirm that the assignor (the mortgagor) is a validly existing entity in good standing. 

3. Insert the title of the assignment of rents and/or leases document in section 2.a of the endorsement. 

4. The assignment of rents and/or leases document must be recorded. The commitment and policy should show the assignment of rents and/or leases document in Schedule B.  

5. This endorsement contains a bracketed option – Part II – of Schedule B, which is used for subordinate matters, where applicable. 

6. If the assignment of rents and/or leases provision is contained solely in the Insured Mortgage, modify Section 2.a of the endorsement to refer to the Insured Mortgage shown on Schedule A. 

7. Review all recorded documents for assignments of rents and/or leases. Schedule B should show as exceptions all documents that contain assignments of rents and/or leases, including mortgages or deeds of trust containing assignment of rents and/or leases provisions. It is not necessary to specifically identify the assignment of rents and/or leases aspect in the exception, nor is it necessary to create an additional, separate exception specifying the assignment of rents and/or leases aspect.

The underwriting guidelines contained herein have been provided for general reference. The facts, circumstances, and location of the subject property should be considered when determining the issuance of the requested form or endorsement. Please note that all of the forms and endorsements included in this system may not be available in all states. Accordingly, please contact the appropriate Stewart Title Guaranty Company underwriting personnel in order to determine availability.

Compliance with the underwriting guidelines contained herein in no way obligates Stewart Title Guaranty Company to issue any form or endorsement.

This guideline applies to the following form(s):

ALTA Endorsement 37-06 (Assignment of Rents or Leases) (12-03-12)