An opinion of title is an attorney’s professional opinion of the condition of title.  This is based on examination of the recorded documents pertaining to the property.    If at a later date, the title to the subject property is found defective, the Buyer may find it difficult to be reimbursed for damages unless the Attorney was negligent in the search.

Typically, an Attorney, acting as a closing agent, will order title insurance just as a title company does.