Basic legal due diligence

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What is TIER®?

TIER® (Title Insurance Exceptions Review®) is a basic legal due diligence tool that analyzes legal risks that title insurance doesn't cover, risks that may affect the enjoyment and value of a parcel.

TIER delivers a Legal Opinion letter of a parcel based on public-record documents and assigns The GREEN Light System® risk rating, legal risk ratings for each individual public-record document, a legal analysis of each document, and information on how to address negatively-rated documents.

What is The Green Light System?

The GREEN Light System® is a marketing system for assessing the legal risk of a parcel, risk the law assumes you understand.

GREEN: Parcel is ready for highest-and-best use pricing

YELLOW: Potential use, title, or lending weakness affecting market value

RED: Defects require legal work before close of escrow

Parcels that have qualified as GREEN Light earn the GREEN Light Certified® designation.

How does it work?

Upload an Order Request. A preliminary title report will be ordered for your parcel.

After all documents have been received, your attorney produces your TIER analysis in four business days.

Finally, after reading your TIER, speak to your attorney and address questions you may have.

Why should I get TIER?

TIER identifies weaknesses in a parcel's public-record documents, weaknesses that diminish a parcel's market value. By addressing the negative circumstances of a parcel's public-record documents when possible, an owner identifies the highest-and-best use of a parcel, thereby reducing risk and enhancing market value. 

What types of documents are reviewed?

The following is a partial list:

  • Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs)
  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Judgments
  • Plats
  • Record of Surveys
  • Road Agreements
  • Septic Agreements
  • Tax Liens
  • Water Agreements
What does it cost?

TIER costs a flat fee of $1500 per parcel, and includes the cost of a preliminary title report.

I'm interested. What information do I need to order?

Have the following information handy:

  • Name and contact information
  • Legal description, parcel number, and/or street address of the Subject Property
  • VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover information

Ordering takes less than five minutes.

What happens next?
  1. Preliminary Title Report. Preliminary title report is ordered.
  2. TIER Legal Opinion letter. After all necessary, supporting documents have been received, your TIER letter will be delivered in four (4) business days.
  3. Attorney phone call. Your attorney will call at the scheduled time to answer your questions.

Note: Eight (8) holidays are observed per year: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve.

Get Comfortable.

We offer a 20-minute, no charge consultation with a real estate attorney so you can get comfortable accessing legal counsel using an internet connection.

(866) 529-2159

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