Bulletin: MI2009006

Date:
November 05, 2009
To:
All Michigan Issuing Offices
RE:
Tax Exception

Dear Associates:

Please be advised that the following exception should be used on all commitments and policies whether residential or commercial in nature:

Taxes and assessments that become a lien against the property after date of closing. The Company assumes no liability for tax increases occasioned by retroactive revaluation, changes in the land usage or loss of any principal residence exemption status for the insured premises.

In commercial transactions or in those instances where the property is determined to be non-homestead, the exception may be modified to remove the wording "...or loss of any principal residence exemption status...". Otherwise, the rest of the exception should remain the same.

If you have questions related to this bulletin, please contact your local underwriting personnel or Stewart Legal Services.

This bulletin relates solely to the State of Michigan.

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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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Forms:
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