No preliminary report, commitment, binder, policy, or contract of title insurance shall be issued until and unless the title insurer or the person or agent issuing the title insurance policy on behalf of the title insurer has performed any of the following:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 27-25-5

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(1) Caused to be conducted a search or examination of the title as defined in this chapter.

(2) Obtained an abstract of title.

(3) Obtained an opinion of title.

(Act 2001-496, p. 866, §5.)