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I NEED A COPY OF TITLE INSURANCE POLICY BUT I CAN NOT FIND A

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COMPANY. I PURCHASED A CONDO...
I NEED A COPY OF TITLE INSURANCE POLICY BUT I CAN NOT FIND A COMPANY. I PURCHASED A CONDO IN 2002 Y.
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: NY
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I HAVE ONLY POLICY # AND REMEMBER A NAME OF A CO. BUT IT DOES NOT EXIST NOW.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I WANT TO SELL, BUT CITY RECORD SHOW SOME DEBT ON A TITLE
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Contact the NY Dept of Financial Services. The oversee and regulate title insurance and can tell you who is the the successor to your title insurer and would be responsible for your policy.
Your policy would not just disappear. Even if the company went out of business, a receiver would be appointed and the policy would continue with a successor company.
You can call DFS at tel(###) ###-####and they will help you find the current insurer.If (and only if) you are completely satisfied that your question is answered, please remember to leave a favorable rating (click 5 stars in the rating section on this page). It is the only way that I am credited by JustAnswer for answering your question.
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