TIER Plus® What is TIER Plus? TIER Plus is a custom-designed legal due diligence tool analyzing risks of title insurance exceptions and additional legal risks of specific concern in the public record. Understand invisible circumstances of a parcel affecting its use, insurability, and financing beyond those of the county recorder's office. Benefits Identify highest-and-best use price Establish a legal basis for intended use Reduce legal risk Types of documents drafted Airspace rights Building permits Chain of Title Conservation restrictions Crop subsidies Endangered species Flood zones Grazing permits Logging rights Mineral rights Septic permits Tax Liens Timber tax exemptions Tribal laws or regulations Utility Easements Water use Wetlands Zoning How does it work? Upload Order Request. First attorney phone call clarifies the goals of the analysis. Preliminary title report is ordered and other necessary, supporting documents. A Legal Opinion letter is delivered in ten business days. Second attorney phone call answers questions you may have. Other legal risks: Environmental phase testing results Encroachments, boundary line disputes or agreements Illegal subdivisions Notice of lawsuit(s) pending (lis pendens) Pre-existing code violations UCC fixture encumbrances or other claims for secured interests in personal property Unbuildable parcels What does it cost? Attorney service: $200 per hour Paralegal service: $100 per hour Professional services charged in six-minute increments. Costs to acquire necessary supporting documents are passed through. Advance Fee is $2000. Fees outlined above are charged against this sum as earned. At the conclusion of the matter, if the total charge is less than the Advance Fee a refund will be issued the next business day. If a balance is owing at the end of the month, an electronic invoice will be issued. To Order Have the following information handy: Name and contact information Legal description, parcel number, and/or street address of the Subject Property Goal(s) of the TIER Plus VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover information Ordering takes less than five minutes. Order Now What happens next? First attorney phone call. Speak with our attorney to discuss the goals of the analysis. Public-record documents. Once necessary and supporting documents have been received, you will receive your Legal Opinion letter in ten business days. TIER Plus complete: If the Total Fee is less than the Advance Fee, you will receive a TIER Plus Attached email scheduling a second phone call from your attorney, with your TIER Plus and invoice attached. Any refund due will be initiated the next business day. If the Total Fee is more than the Advance Fee, you will receive a TIER Plus Complete email with your invoice attached. Once the balance owed is paid, you will receive a TIER Plus Attached email scheduling a second phone call from your attorney with your TIER Plus attached. Second attorney phone call. Our 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.