ALTA Endorsement 12.1 (Aggregation - State Limits - Loan Policy) (7-1-21)

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ALTA Endorsement 12.1 (Aggregation - State Limits - Loan Policy) (7-1-21)

Form Document
08/16/2021
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ALTA Endorsement 12.1 (Aggregation - State Limits - Loan Policy) (7-1-21)

This Endorsement is Issued as Part of Policy Number ______________________

Issued By
Stewart Title Guaranty Company

File No.: ______________________

Charge: ______________________

1.         The following policies are issued in conjunction with one another:

POLICY NUMBER:

STATE:

AMOUNT of Insurance:

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

2.         The amount of insurance available to cover the Company’s liability for loss or damage under this policy at the time of payment of loss shall be the Aggregate Amount of Insurance defined in Section 3 of this endorsement.

3.         Subject to the limits in Section 4 of this endorsement, the Aggregate Amount of Insurance under this policy is either:

a.      $ ______________________; or

b.      If the Land is located in one of the states identified in this subsection, then the Aggregate Amount of Insurance is restricted to the amount shown below:

STATE:

 AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF INSURANCE:

 

$

 

$

4.         Condition 7.a. is restated in its entirety to read:

7.      OPTIONS TO PAY OR OTHERWISE SETTLE CLAIMS; TERMINATION OF LIABILITY

In case of a claim under this policy, the Company has the following additional options:

a.      To Pay or Tender Payment of up to the Aggregate Amount of Insurance or to Purchase the Indebtedness

i.       To pay or tender payment of the lesser of the value of the Title as insured at the date the claim was made by the Insured Claimant, or the Aggregate Amount of Insurance applicable under this policy. In addition, the Company will pay any costs, attorneys’ fees, and expenses incurred by the Insured Claimant that were authorized by the Company up to the time of payment or tender of payment and that the Company is obligated to pay; or

ii.       To purchase the Indebtedness for the amount of the Indebtedness on the date of purchase. In addition, the Company will pay any costs, attorneys’ fees, and expenses incurred by the Insured Claimant that were authorized by the Company up to the time of purchase and that the Company is obligated to pay.

If the Company purchases the Indebtedness, the Insured must transfer, assign, and convey to the Company the Indebtedness and the Insured Mortgage, together with any collateral security.

Upon the exercise by the Company of either option provided for in Condition 7.a., the Company’s liability and obligations to the Insured under this policy terminate, including any obligation to defend, prosecute, or continue any litigation.

5.      Condition 8 is restated in its entirety to read:

8.      CONTRACT OF INDEMNITY; DETERMINATION AND EXTENT OF LIABILITY

This policy is a contract of indemnity against actual monetary loss or damage sustained or incurred by an Insured Claimant who has suffered loss or damage by reason of matters insured against by this policy. This policy is not an abstract of the Title, report of the condition of the Title, legal opinion, opinion of the Title, or other representation of the status of the Title. All claims asserted under this policy are based in contract and are restricted to the terms and provisions of this policy. The Company is not liable for any claim alleging negligence or negligent misrepresentation arising from or in connection with this policy or the determination of the insurability of the Title. 

a.      The extent of liability of the Company for loss or damage under this policy does not exceed the least of: 

i.       the Aggregate Amount of Insurance for the State where the Land is located;

ii.       the Indebtedness;

iii.      the difference between the fair market value of the Title, as insured, and the fair market value of the Title subject to the matter insured against by this policy; or 

iv.      if a Government Mortgage Agency or Instrumentality is the Insured Claimant, the amount it paid in the acquisition of the Title or the Insured Mortgage or in satisfaction of its insurance contract or guaranty relating to the Title or the Insured Mortgage. 

b.      Fair market value of the Title in Condition 8.a.iii. is calculated using either:

i.       the date the Insured acquires the Title as a result of a foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure of the Insured Mortgage; or

ii.       the date the lien of the Insured Mortgage or any assignment set forth in Item 4 of Schedule A is extinguished or rendered unenforceable by reason of a matter insured against by this policy.

c.      If the Company pursues its rights under Condition 5.b. and is unsuccessful in establishing the Title or the lien of the Insured Mortgage, as insured, the Insured Claimant may, by written notice given to the Company, elect, as an alternative to the dates set forth in Condition 8.b., to use either the date the settlement, action, proceeding, or other act described in Condition 5.b. is concluded or the date the notice of claim required by Condition 3 is received by the Company as the date for calculating the fair market value of the Title in Condition 8.a.iii.

d.      In addition to the extent of liability for loss or damage under Conditions 8.a. and 8.c., the Company will also pay the costs, attorneys’ fees, and expenses incurred in accordance with Conditions 5 and 7.

6.      Condition 10 is restated in its entirety to read:

10.     REDUCTION OR TERMINATION OF INSURANCE

a.      All payments under this policy, except payments made for costs, attorneys’ fees, and expenses, reduce the applicable Aggregate Amount of Insurance by the amount of the payment. However, any payment made by the Company prior to the acquisition of the Title as provided in Condition 2 does not reduce the Aggregate Amount of Insurance afforded under this endorsement, except to the extent that the payment reduces the Indebtedness.

b.      If this policy insures the Title to Land located in a state identified in Section 3.b. of this endorsement:

i.       all payments under this policy, except payments made for costs, attorneys’ fees, and expenses, reduce the Aggregate Amount of Insurance by the amount of the payment; but

ii.       a payment made for loss or damage on Land insured in one of the policies identified in Section 1 on Land located outside this state does not reduce the Aggregate Amount of Insurance in Section 3.b. of this endorsement until the Aggregate Amount of Insurance in Section 3.a. is reduced below the Aggregate Amount of Insurance in Section 3.b.

c.      When the Title is acquired by the Insured as a result of foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure, the amount credited against the Indebtedness does not reduce the Aggregate Amount of Insurance.

d.         The voluntary satisfaction or release of the Insured Mortgage terminates all liability of the Company under this policy, except as provided in Condition 2, but it will not reduce the Aggregate Amount of Insurance for the other policies identified in Section 1 of this endorsement.

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.

Date: _________________

For issuing guidelines on this form, see Guidelines.