Bulletin: NH2020002

Date:
March 18, 2020
To:
All New Hampshire Issuing Offices
RE:
UNDERWRITING - Emergency Order involving Foreclosures

Dear Associates: 

On March 17, 2020, NH Governor Christopher Sununu issued Emergency Order #4 Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04. For your convenience, the Order can be viewed by clicking on this link. Pursuant to paragraph No. 3 of the Order, all foreclosure actions under RSA 479 are prohibited during the State of Emergency. This Order also contains a provision that no foreclosure action shall be initiated at this time.

Accordingly, we will be unable to insure any transaction involving a foreclosure that was initiated or concluded during the pendency of Emergency Order #4.

For those of you handling evictions in landlord/tenant matters, you are urged to review this Order for guidance.

If you have any questions relating to this or other bulletins, please contact michelle.radiecoffin@stewart.com.

For on-line viewing of this and other bulletins, please log onto www.vuwriter.com.

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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