Terms Used In Florida Statutes 627.7841
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- 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
If a title insurer issuing a commitment or policy of title insurance upon an estate, lien, or interest in property located in this state through its officers, employees, agents, or agencies disburses settlement or closing funds, the title insurer shall insure against the possible existence of adverse matters or defects in the title which are recorded during the period of time between the effective date of the commitment and the date of recording of the document creating the estate or interest to be insured, except as to matters of which the insured has knowledge.