Terms Used In Florida Statutes 627.7831

  • Premium: means the charge, as specified by rule of the commission, which is made by a title insurer for a title insurance policy, including the charge for performance of primary title services by a title insurer or title insurance agent or agency, and incurring the risks incident to such policy, under the several classifications of title insurance contracts and forms. See Florida Statutes 627.7711
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01

(1) When a title insurance commitment to insure a title or risk is issued at the request of the insured or the insured’s representative, agent, or agency, a portion of the premium must be charged for the commitment when issued. The portion of the premium charged for the commitment must be credited to the premium due upon issuance of the title insurance policy.
(2) The amount charged under subsection (1) must be collected no later than the date of the closing or 12 months after the date of the commitment, whichever occurs earlier, or another date agreed to in writing at the time of issuance of the commitment.
(3) This section does not apply to a transaction involving a residential property.