• Friday, May 24, 2024


Real Property

Title Issues & Standards

The Title Issues and Standards Committee’s mission is to regularly update Florida's Uniform Title Standards (the “Standards”) based on existing law and industry practice and to publish and promote the use of the Standards for title examination and real estate practice. The Committee also monitors applicable law and provides input on proposed legislation affecting title to Florida real estate.

The Florida Uniform Title Standards are designed to serve as a reference for some of the more common problems encountered in the examination of titles to real estate in Florida. The purpose of uniform title standards, generally, is to facilitate conveyancing by eliminating needless objections to marketability of title. A title standard is a voluntary agreement made in advance by members of the Bar on the manner of treating a particular title problem when and if it arises. These standards are interpretations of existing law and practice, and, although they are approved by the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, they do not have the formal approval of any court or legislative body. Nevertheless, if they are generally adhered to, their purpose should be accomplished satisfactorily.

Click HERE to download the Uniform Title Standards document

Please join us for our next in-person meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 9:30am in Calusa ABC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join us via Zoom.  

If you would like to join the Title Issues & Standards committee, please email the Co-Chairs, Rebecca Wood, at rwood@alliantnational.com or Amanda Hersem at ahersem@catic.com 

Law Students: Join the Florida Bar and become a Member of The Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section to join the Title Issues & Standards Committee and do meaningful work with great mentors. Click HERE for more information. 

Rebecca L.A. Wood and Amanda K. Hersem, Co-Chairs
Karla J. Staker, Robert ("Bob") M. Graham, and Melissa Scaletta, Co-Vice Chairs