New Bill Standardizes Re-Recording of Documents

As of January 1, 2017, a new California Bill will take effect that poses a significant change to the current processing of the re-recording of documents. The AB 1974 establishes requirements for standardization with respect to the handling of documentation. For instance, cover sheets will now be required for each re-recorded instrument, paper or notice and must specify the reason for re-recording. A corrective affidavit must be presented with any documentation to be re-recorded regarding minor corrections to existing documents. It is important to define “minor correction” as an incorrect address, illegible text, incorrect name and incorrect or missing tax paperwork as these errors do arise and warrant addressing.

If you have any questions regarding these new changes, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Our team of experts is happy to assist in any and all of your title related needs.

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