AREAS OF PRACTICE

TITLE SEARCHES

A title search is the investigation of a property’s history, typically done before that property is sold. The purpose is to look for any liens, encumbrances, or other potential issues with the property, and only a lawyer is qualified to evaluate the legal implications that might come out of a title examination.

The law office of Murphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C., has performed title searches and provided title insurance for many years through our own title insurance division, Susquehanna Abstract Company.

Frequently Asked Questions

The price of title insurance is regulated by state law, and we typically charge a similar rate as any other title insurance company. Using our services, you have the advantage of having a lawyer review the transaction.
If you are borrowing money, the lender will require you to have title insurance.