This form 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.
Attached to Title Policy No. ___________
STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY
The Company hereby insures the insured against loss which the insured shall sustain by reason of physical, but not aesthetic, damage to improvements existing on the land at Date of Policy or constructed thereon thereafter, resulting from the exercise (other than by the record owner as of the Date of Policy) subsequent to the Date of Policy of any rights to use the surface of the land under the mineral interest referred to in Exception No. _______ of Schedule B ("the mineral rights"), subject, however, to the following terms and conditions:
|1. The Insured shall notify the Company promptly in writing in case knowledge shall come to an insured hereunder of any actual or threatened exercise of the mineral rights.
|2. The Company shall have the right, at its cost, to take any action which in its opinion may be necessary or desirable in order for the Company to avoid or minimize the extent of its liability under this Endorsement, including, but not limited to, any or all of the following:
|(a) In the Company's own right, or in the name of the insured or of the borrower under the indebtedness secured by the insured mortgage for the Company’s benefit to institute, prosecute and pursue to final determination any proceedings at law or in equity, or before any municipal, administrative, or regulatory tribunal or board;
|(b) In the Company's own right, or in the name of the insured or of the borrower under the indebtedness secured by the insured mortgage for the Company's benefit, to compel the giving of security, bond or undertaking by the person or persons from whom the insured or such borrower is entitled by law to such security, bond or undertaking, and in the same amount or amounts to which the insured or such borrower would have been so entitled had this Endorsement not been issued; and
|(c) To retain or be paid out of any such security, bond or undertaking, or out of any compensation or funds recovered by the Company or by the insured or by the borrower under the indebtedness secured by the insured mortgage, such amount as will reimburse the Company for all payments made to the insured by the Company by reason of the insurance afforded by this Endorsement, together with all costs and expenses incurred by the Company in connection therewith, including attorney’s fees.
|3. The insured shall take all reasonable steps to require the borrower under the indebtedness secured by the insured mortgage to cooperate fully with the Company in any action taken by the Company pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 2 hereof, and also to require such borrower to notify the insured promptly in writing in case knowledge shall come to such borrower of any actual or threatened exercise of the mineral rights.
|4. No rights, benefits or defenses are intended to or shall be deemed to flow or be made available to any person or entity other than the insured by reason of the insurance afforded by this Endorsement, and the insured agrees that all of the insured’s rights and remedies against third parties relating to the subject matter of this Endorsement shall be deemed to have remained intact, in the same manner as if this Endorsement had not been issued.|
This Endorsement is made a part of said Policy and is subject to the Schedules, Conditions and Stipulations therein, except as modified by the provisions hereof.
[Witness clause optional]
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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