Terms Used In Florida Statutes 627.7843

  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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) As used in this section, the term “property information report” means any report that contains the limitations of this section and discloses documents or information appearing in the Official Records as described in s. 28.222, in the records of a county tax collector pertaining to ad valorem real property taxes and special assessments imposed by a governmental authority against real property, in the Secretary of State filing office, or in another governmental filing office pertaining to real or personal property. A property information report may be issued by any person, including a Florida-licensed title insurer, title agent, or title agency.
(2) A property information report may not directly or indirectly set forth or imply any opinion, warranty, guarantee, insurance, or other similar assurance and does not constitute title insurance as defined in s. 624.608.
(3) The contractual liability of the issuer of a property information report is limited to the person or persons expressly identified by name in the property information report as the recipient or recipients of the property information report and may not exceed the amount paid for the property information report. Only contractual remedies are available for an error or omission that arises from a property information report. A property information report must contain the following language:

“This report is not title insurance. Pursuant to s. 627.7843, Florida Statutes, the maximum liability of the issuer of this property information report for errors or omissions in this property information report is limited to the amount paid for this property information report, and is further limited to the person(s) expressly identified by name in the property information report as the recipient(s) of the property information report.”

(4) This section is not applicable to an opinion of title issued by an attorney.