Definition : Insurance - Title insurance

Damage insurance covering more particularly the condition of the title deeds of a property on a given date. Its purpose is to protect the purchaser or the owner against certain risks, such as identity theft and/or title defects that the notary may not necessarily discover, for example, an encroachment caused by co-owners upon the common portions or the legal hypothec of construction published after the sale. 


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