The title industry in Virginia has had a mutual indemnity treaty in place since the fall of 2015. This agreement among title underwriters eases the burden of title insurance agents to clear enumerated title objections, for insurance purposes only, by providing an alternative to letters of indemnity. The purpose of the agreement is stated in its introductory … Continue reading A Brief Review of the Virginia Mutual Indemnity Treaty
I recently met with the owner of a large real estate brokerage to discuss the scope and value of offensive security services. It was a great meeting and I thought they really understood the importance of protecting their network and digital assets. As we were wrapping up, they remarked “I don’t think we need anything … Continue reading Securing Your Company’s Cyber Security
Are you prepared in the event of a Disaster? Answer these top 5 questions and you will have the start of an Emergency Plan! What do you need in order to keep your business going? ...You have been given only 15 minutes to get in and out of your office, what would you get? … Continue reading Top 5 Questions: Disaster Recovery & Emergency Planning
What do you see as the purpose of the Technology Committee? Do you think the Technology Committee’s role has changed given this particular time in our history? The purpose of the VLTA technology committee is to draw from experts in the technology industry to provide valuable information and resources as well as provide education to … Continue reading VLTA’s Technology Committee: A Look Inside with Chair, Melissa Ellis
by Julie Ann Rutledge, President Land Title Research, Inc. Proactive Title Defense – Communication is the Key: Errors in the Title Report and Commitment remain the top cause of claims in the title industry today. There are many factors that contribute to the problem of errors and omissions in Title Reports and Commitments. It … Continue reading Due Diligence & Survey Matters
Name: Amanda R. Hayes Company: Redmon, Peyton & Braswell, LLP; RPB Title, LLC Current Position at Company: Associate Attorney/Settlement Agent; Title Agent Current Role(s) within VLTA: Events Committee member Years Active with VLTA: 1.5 years Tell us a little about yourself: I grew up on a pig and corn farmstead in Northern Illinois with my … Continue reading VLTA Member Spotlight: Amanda Hayes
On January 24, 2019 the VLTA will be holding our annual Lobby Day. VLTA Lobby Day connects the Virginia title insurance community with their Virginia legislators. Representatives enjoy speaking with their constituents on whom they can rely for information on proposed legislation. When you register with your home address, we identify participants' Senators and Delegates, … Continue reading VLTA Lobby Day – TODAY!