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Q: If the county clerk's office closes and a deed cannot be recorded, what protects the buyer?

Does the title company doing the closing hold the proceeds until the deed is recorded?

Roberto F. Fleitas III
Roberto F. Fleitas III
answered on Mar 20, 2020

In the event of a recording office closing, title insurance underwriters, as of now, should continue to insure the gap by a temporary inability to record. So when a commitment is issued, the policy and CPL protections should remain in force as if the transaction was properly recorded on the day of... View More

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Q: We are selling our home for cash. What fees is each party responsible to pay? We live in Florida
Roberto F. Fleitas III
Roberto F. Fleitas III
answered on Aug 23, 2018

The contract determines what closing costs are paid by each party to the transaction. Having said that, typically, as a seller, you should expect to pay real estate commissions. You should also expect to pay documentary stamp taxes on the deed. You will also be required to pay for the title search... View More

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