Terms Used In Florida Statutes 627.7776
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
- Title insurer: means any domestic company organized and authorized to do business under the provisions of chapter 624, for the purpose of issuing title insurance, or any insurer organized under the laws of another state, the District of Columbia, or a foreign country and holding a certificate of authority to transact business in this state, for the purpose of issuing title insurance. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
(1) A title insurer may not furnish to any person any blank forms, applications, stationery, or other supplies to be used in soliciting, negotiating, or effecting contracts of title insurance on its behalf until that person has received from the insurer a contract to act as a title insurance agent or agency and has been licensed by the department, if required by s. 626.8417.
(2) A title insurer or title insurance agent or agency that furnishes any supplies to a person not authorized by the title insurer as provided in subsection (1) is subject to civil liability to any insured of the title insurer to the same extent and in the same manner as if the person had been appointed or authorized by the title insurer to act in its behalf.