ALTA Endorsement 9.4-06 (Restrictions, Encroachments, and Mineral Endorsement - Owner's Policy - Unimproved Land) (06-17-06)




Stewart Title Guaranty Company


The Company insures against loss or damage sustained by the Insured by reason of:

1.  The existence, at Date of Policy, of any of the following unless expressly excepted in Schedule B:

a.  Present violations on the Land of any enforceable covenants, conditions, or restrictions,

b.  Any instrument referred to in Schedule B as containing covenants, conditions, or restrictions on the Land that, in addition, (i) establishes an easement on the Land; (ii) provides for an option to purchase, a right of first refusal, or the prior approval of a future purchaser or occupant; or (iii) provides a right of reentry, possibility of reverter, or right of forfeiture because of violations on the Land of any enforceable covenants, conditions, or restrictions.

c.  Any encroachment onto the Land of existing improvements located on adjoining land.

d.  Any notices of violation of covenants, conditions, or restrictions relating to environmental protection recorded or filed in the Public Records.

2.  Damage to improvements (excluding lawn, shrubbery, or trees) constructed on the Land after Date of Policy resulting from the future exercise of any right existing at Date of Policy to use the surface of the Land for the extraction or development of minerals excepted from the description of the Land or excepted in Schedule B.

Wherever in this endorsement the words “covenants, conditions, or restrictions" appear, they do not include the terms, covenants, conditions, or limitations contained in an instrument creating a lease.

As used in paragraphs 1 .a., the words “covenants, conditions, or restrictions” do not include any covenants, conditions, or restrictions (a) relating to obligations of any type to perform maintenance, repair, or remediation on the Land, or (b) pertaining to environmental protection of any kind or nature, including hazardous or toxic matters, conditions, or substances, except to the extent that a notice of a violation or alleged violation affecting the Land has been recorded or filed in the Public Records at Date of Policy and is not excepted in Schedule B.

This endorsement is issued as part of the policy. Except as it expressly states, it does not (i) modify any of the terms and provisions of the policy, (ii) modify any prior endorsements, (iii) extend the Date of Policy, or (iv) increase the Amount of Insurance. To the extent a provision of the policy or a previous endorsement is inconsistent with an express provision of this endorsement, this endorsement controls. Otherwise, this endorsement is subject to all of the terms and provisions of the policy and of any prior endorsements.

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