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Chicago Title Insurance Company Enhanced Policy Highlights
Value-Added Protection
  Traditional title policies don't increase their coverage as the value of a house increases. Not so with the Chicago Enhanced Policy. The policy amount automatically increases by 10 percent per year for five years up to 150 percent of the original policy limit. This automatic increase in coverage is at no extra cost.
Pre-and Post-Policy Protections
  In today's real estate market, homeowners can take nothing for granted. Chicago Title protects against many unknown elements by
offering both pre-and post- policy coverage against most forgeries, liens for unpaid materials and labor not authorized by you, as
well as building encroachment issues other than boundary walls or fences.
Expanded Access Coverage
  This policy expands the right of access coverage to include the existence of actual pedestrian and vehicular access over adequate streets or roads - your ability to get to or from your land on foot or vehicle.
Restrictive Covenant Violations
  The Chicago Enhanced policy protects homeowners against the loss of title to property because of violation of a restrictive covenant that occurred before the insured acquired title.
Building Permit Violations
  With so many different city and town zoning and permit laws, it's hard to keep track. But a homeowner shouldn't have to pay for someone else's oversight. The Chicago Enhanced policy protects against certain losses incurred because no legal building permit was obtained for the existing residence. This coverage is subject to deductible amounts and maximums of liability.
  The Chicago Enhanced policy provides coverage if the homeowner is forced to remove structures which are located on the property when the policy is issued, because the improvements encroach onto a neighbor's property. If the encroachments is a boundary wall or fence this coverage is subject to deductible amounts and maximums or liability. Protection is also afforded in the event that, after the policy is issued, a neighbor builds a structure other than a boundary wall or fence, which encroaches on the insured property.
  This policy protects the homeowner against loss if they are required to remove existing structures because they encroach into an easement or over a building set-back line. In addition, damage to existing structures caused by the use or maintenance of any easement will be covered by this policy.
Subdivision Law Violations
  The Chicago Enhanced policy protects homeowners from loss if they can't sell the property or get building permit because of a violation of a subdivision law that existed on the date of purchase. This coverage is subject to a policy deductible and maximum limit of liability.
Zoning Law Violations
  The Chicago Enhanced policy provides coverage if the land purchased is not properly zoned to permit one-to-four family residential homes or condominiums.
Water and Mineral Rights Damage
  The Chicago Enhanced policy provides coverage if a homeowners existing house is damaged because someone exercises a right to use the surface of the land for the extraction of or development of minerals.
Additional Insureds
  The definition of an insured has been expanded to include:
1. Anyone who inherits the title from the insured;
2. A spouse who is awarded title in a divorce;
3. The trustee of a trust to whom the Insured conveys the title after the policy is issued;
4. The beneficiaries of the trust after the death of the insured.
Supplemental Taxes
  Homeowners are wary of real estate tax surprises. In the event that a hidden real estate tax affects your title, this policy protects
homeowners from unforeseen costs, including prior year's taxes not previously assessed because of construction or a change of
ownership or use that occurred before the policy was issued.


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