These forms are intended as examples for use by North Carolina licensed
attorneys only. They are not intended for use by the general public and are not
legally sufficient for use without competent legal advice.
N.C.G.S. Section 84-10.1 provides that knowingly aiding or abetting another person in committing the unauthorized practice of law is unlawful and entitles those damaged to a private cause of action. Statewide Title, Inc. has not and will not aid and abet the unauthorized practice of law.
The drafting of legal instruments, such as a deed or deed of trust, which convey an interest in real property is the practice of law in North Carolina (N.C.G.S. Section 84-2.1). Statewide Title, Inc. personnel do not draft such legal instruments, but are often asked to assist in the recording of legal instruments and to provide standard forms of legal instruments for our attorney customers. Only an actual party to said instrument or a North Carolina licensed attorney on behalf of one of the parties can lawfully prepare a legal instrument.
These forms are only to be used in instances when approved by the insurer. They are not to be used when the register of deeds is operating normally. Please choose the appropriate insurer's form for your commitment.
For use ONLY if contracting began PRIOR to 4/1/13 or where no lien agent is required by NC law:
For use if contracting began on or after 4/1/13 wherein a lien agent has been appointed: