COVID-19 Resource Centre

Stewart Title is dedicated to serving our clients during the unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19


To ensure that your real estate transactions continue to close securely and efficiently during this challenging period, we have compiled a COVID-19 Resource Centre to use as a reference for available coverage, tools, resources and contact information.

 

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COVID-19 & Gap Coverage

Gap Coverage is automatically included in our residential and commercial title insurance policies and insures both purchasers and lenders against losses due to intervening registrations on title between the date of closing and the date of registration. 

 

This means that in the event land titles/registry offices experience delays or closures due to COVID-19, transactions can close on time and funds and keys can be released to the respective parties.

 

COVID-19 – Stewart Tools to Help Maintain Efficiencies

Stewart Title has a number of online tools available to help law firms maintain efficiency during these challenging times. 

 

These tools can be accessed online, anytime to provide flexibility and efficiency no matter what the situation. 

 

COVID-19 & Fraud Coverage for Remote Signings

As a result of COVID-19, governments are urging social distancing and we understand that you may be meeting with clients and verifying identification remotely. 

 

To facilitate this, Stewart Title is not requiring face-to-face meetings as a precondition to obtaining title insurance coverage, and our policies will continue to provide the comprehensive coverage for title fraud that you rely upon for closing your transactions. Stewart Title’s fraud coverage is not impacted by whether you obtain signatures in person or digitally.