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FL Form 9 Endorsement 1

ENDORSEMENT ATTACHED TO AND MADE

A PART OF POLICY OF TITLE INSURANCE

SERIAL NUMBER

ISSUED BY

STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY

HEREIN CALLED THE COMPANY

The company insures the owner of the indebtedness secured by the insured mortgage against loss or damage sustained by reason of:

1. Any incorrectness in the assurance that, at date of policy:

(a) There are no covenants, conditions or restrictions under which the lien of the mortgage referred to in Schedule A can be divested, subordinated or extinguished, or its validity, priority or enforceability impaired.

(b) Unless expressly excepted in Schedule B:

(1) There are no present violations on the land of any enforceable covenants, conditions or restrictions nor do any existing improvements on the land violate building setback lines shown on a plat of subdivision recorded or filed in the public records.

(2) Any instrument referred to in Schedule B as containing covenants, conditions or restrictions on the land does not, in addition, (i) establish an easement on the land; (ii) provide a lien for liquidated damages; (iii) provide for a private charge of assessment; (iv) provide for an option to purchase, a right of first refusal or the prior approval of a future purchaser or occupant.

(3) There is no encroachment of existing improvements located on the land onto adjoining land, nor any encroachment onto the land of existing improvements located on adjoining land.

(4) There is no encroachment of existing improvements located on the land onto that portion of the land subject to any easement excepted in Schedule B.

(5) There are no notices of violation of covenants, conditions and restrictions relating to environmental protection recorded or filed in the public records.

2. Any future violation on the land of an existing covenant, condition or restriction occurring prior to the acquisition of title to the estate or interest in the land, provided the violation results in:

(a) Impairment or loss of the lien of the insured mortgage; or,

(b) Loss of title to the estate or interest in the land if the insured shall acquire title in satisfaction of the indebtedness secured by the insured mortgage.

3. Damage to existing improvements (excluding lawns, shrubbery or trees):

(a) Which are located on or encroach upon that portion of the land subject to any easement excepted in Schedule B, which damage results from the exercise of the right to maintain the easement for the purpose for which it was granted or reserved.

(b) Which results from the future exercise of any right to use the surface of the land for the extraction or development of minerals excepted from the description of the land or excepted in Schedule B.

4. Any final court order or judgment requiring the removal from any land adjoining the land of any encroachment excepted in Schedule B.

5. Any final court order or judgment denying the right to maintain any existing improvements on the land because of any violation of covenants, conditions or restrictions or building setback lines shown on a plat or subdivision recorded or filed in the public records.

Wherever in this endorsement the words "covenants, conditions or restrictions" appear, they shall not be deemed to refer to or include the terms, covenants, conditions or limitations contained in an instrument creating a lease.

As used in paragraphs 1(b)(1) and 5, the phrase "covenants, conditions or restrictions" shall not be deemed to refer to or include any covenants, conditions, or restrictions relating to environmental protection.

This endorsement is made a part of the policy and is subject to all the terms and provisions thereof and of any prior endorsements thereto. Except to the extent expressly stated, it neither modifies any of the terms or provisions of the policy and any prior endorsements, nor does it extend the effective date of the policy and any prior endorsements, nor does it increase the face amount thereof.

Signed under seal for the Company, but this Endorsement is to be valid only when it bears an authorized countersignature.

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