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ALTA Best Practices

In accordance with the now implemented Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Integrated Disclosures at 12 C.F.R. part 1024 (Regulation X) and part 1026 (Regulation Z), Stockwell Sievert Title Company, L.L.C. has incorporated certain data standards, technical safeguards, security policies, and operating procedures collectively highlighted as the American Land Title Association's Best Practices. To provide a more clear description of ALTA's Best Practices, review the following list which points out 7 constituent components of the Best Practices:

  • Maintaining state mandated insurance licenses and corporate registrations;

  • Adopt and maintain written procedures and controls for Escrow Trust Accounts allowing for electronic verification of reconciliation;

  • Adopt and maintain a written privacy and information security program to protect Non-public Personal Information as required by local, state and federal law;

  • Adopt standard real estate settlement procedures and policies that ensure compliance with Federal and State Consumer Financial Laws to the Settlement process;

  • Adopt and maintain written procedures related to title policy production, delivery, reporting and premium remittance;

  • Maintain appropriate professional liability insurance and fidelity coverage;

  • Adopt and maintain written procedures for resolving consumer complaints.

Certified as compliant means that consumers and lenders can trust that Stockwell Sievert Tile Company, L.L.C. operates in accordance with practices such as those listed above.