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      RS 22:531     


§531.  Policyholder rights and disclosure

A.  A title insurer or a title insurance producer issuing a title insurance policy to a lender in conjunction with a mortgage loan involving immovable property made simultaneously with the purchase of all or part of the immovable estate securing the loan, when no owner's title insurance policy has been requested, shall give written notice, on a form prescribed or approved by the department, to the purchaser-mortgagor at the closing.

B.  The notice shall explain that a title insurance policy for the lender involving immovable property is issued for the protection of the mortgage lender, and that the policy does not provide title insurance protection to the purchaser-mortgagor as the owner of the immovable property being purchased.

C.  The notice shall explain what a title policy relating to immovable property insures and what possible exposures exist for the purchaser-mortgagor of immovable property that could be insured through the purchase of an owner's title policy involving immovable property.  The notice shall also explain that the purchaser-mortgagor may obtain an owner's title insurance policy at a specified premium.

D.  A copy of the notice, signed by the purchaser-mortgagor, shall be retained in the closing file for at least three years after the effective date of the lender's title insurance policy.

Acts 1997, No. 1427, §1; Acts 1999, No. 192, §1, eff. June 9, 1999; Redesignated from R.S. 22:2092.10 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §1.

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