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Ticor Title Company

Special Escrows

When the word "escrow" is mentioned, most people think in terms of a real estate transaction. In fact, there are several other types of transactions for which Ticor Title is able to provide escrow services. Transactions involving a bulk sale, mobile home, liquor license transfer or timeshare are some of these. Because Ticor Title is, as its name indicates, a title insurance company, you may have presumed that we are involved exclusively with transactions that require the issuance of a title insurance policy. Quite the contrary. We pride ourselves in the fact that we are a full service company with the ability to provide services in many related areas. A bulk sale generally involves the sale of a business and, if properly handled, serves to protect the creditors of the seller of the business and the purchaser of the business. The statutes governing bulk sales require a notice to be recorded and published which gives the creditors of the seller an opportunity to file claims with the escrow holder for amounts due them for providing goods and/or services to the business. This process also protects the purchaser from the creditors of the seller. Only very competent, experienced escrow officers handle these transactions.

Mobile homes can be located either within mobile home parks or upon privately owned real property. If a mobile home has been, or is in the process of being, installed upon a permanent foundation system, it is legally transformed into and becomes defined as real property. All of these circumstances will impact the way in which a transaction for the transfer of a mobile home is handled. Escrow officers handling these transactions must be very familiar with the titling and transfer requirements of the Department of Housing and Community Development of the State of California.

Oddly enough, the only type of transaction for which an escrow is legally required is for the transfer of any license that comes under the jurisdiction of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of California. These include all beer, wine and liquor licenses issued for off sale (meaning not to be consumed on the premises, such as for grocery stores, package stores and mini marts) and on sale (for consumption on the premises, such as bars and restaurants) purposes. These transactions also require that a notice of the transfer be recorded and published so that creditors of the transferor may have the opportunity to file claims with the escrow holder. Extensive knowledge of the rules and regulations that govern these transfers is essential for the expedient and successful processing of these escrows.

A rapidly growing segment of business is in the handling of the sale and purchase of time-share interests in vacation and resort properties. Because of the large number of interests that are created in every time-share development, strict attention to detail is absolutely essential. Our time-share specialists are specifically trained to handle just these transactions.

Special Escrows

Lender Escrows

Life of an Escrow

New Communities Escrows

Commercial Escrows

What Happens in Escrow Settlement?

Who May Handle Escrow Settlements?

Instructions to the Settlement Agent

What Each Party Does in Escrow

Closing The Sale and Division of Charges