The ever-shifting status of the COVID-19 pandemic has made navigating the world of business into a nearly endless string of questions:
“What businesses are still open?”
“What services are considered essential?”
“What essential services should I leave my house for?”
“Can I still close on my house?”
Even more confusing is the fact that the answers to these questions can differ depending on which state you live in. What’s true for Indiana might not also be true for Florida, and even within individual states counties can have their own restrictions and rules in place.
However, what we can tell you with certainty is that at this point in time, title companies in Florida are considered essential services.
One of the main services title companies provide is the transfer of title and funds so that people can buy or sell property, and many such transactions are planned months in advance and can’t simply be canceled. And since you are using an essential service, you are fully within your rights to leave your house to come to closing. After all, many people’s life circumstances require them to move regardless of the current pandemic, and you can’t very well stay at home to help stem the spread of coronavirus if you don’t have a home to hunker down in, now can you?
Each title company has its own set of procedures and protocols to help do their part to slow the spread of coronavirus while still giving their clients the services they need. You can see what Title Junction is doing to protect your health here.
Stay safe and healthy!
At Title Junction we care about helping you stay informed throughout your real estate transaction. Have questions? Give us a call at 239.415.6574.
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