Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Can an escrow officer do a personal deed recording without an escrow?
The answer will almost always be no. Most escrow officers will not risk the liability that "just writing up and recording a deed" outside of an escrow will cause. The escrow officer is liable for any mistakes, liens that they (or you) don't know about. Even if you expect to pay the EO, the service and recording of the document, an error is never worth a career change or a lien for the loss to the title company against her personal home (escrow officers pay for all financial losses out of their own pocket or some tile companies, they will lien an escrow officers home ...regardless of a spouse or not.)