Florida Title Agent Lawyer
When individuals or companies buy a piece of property, they depend on title agents to conduct a thorough investigation into the legal documentation regarding the property’s ownership. Title agents look at deeds and ensure that the property that is the subject of a pending sale does not have any unknown creditor claims and/or liens that would affect the ability to sell the property. Because of the complexity of the job tasks and the harm to buyers and sellers that can result if the Florida title agent performs his or her job in a careless or reckless manner, Florida title agents must be licensed through the Florida Chief Financial Officer’s Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services. Becoming a title agent requires proof that one has completed certain educational and experiential requirements; similarly, the renewal of one’s license requires completion of continuing education requirements. However, the Division has the ultimate authority to grant, renew, deny, and/or revoke licenses, and when this happens it can be devastating for the affected title agents’ careers. The Florida title agent lawyers at The Law Offices of David P. Rankin, P.A. can assist Florida title agents whose license is in jeopardy resolve the concerns of the Division and obtain their licenses.
Common Reasons Florida Title Agent Licenses Are Denied or Revoked
Ultimately, the Division wants to license title agents who are knowledgeable in the law and regulations applicable to their professions, who demonstrate they can perform their job competently, and in whom members of the public can place their trust. Failing to pass the requisite test, failing to meet one’s continuing education requirements, and engaging in illegal and/or unethical conduct are all circumstances that can cause the Division to choose:
- Not to issue an applicant a Florida title agent license;
- To refuse to renew a title agent’s license;
- To revoke a valid title agent’s license prior to its expiration.
When a title agent is not licensed, he or she is not permitted to perform the work of a title agent (without, of course, having serious sanctions levied against him or her). Prompt resolution of the Division’s issues is critical. The Law Offices of David P. Rankin, P.A. attempts to address the Division’s concerns about our clients as promptly as possible. Where this can be accomplished informally, our firm will utilize our contacts and resources to quickly address the Division’s concerns outside formal administrative procedures. Where such concerns cannot be addressed absent involvement in an administrative and/or disciplinary hearing, our firm’s 30 years of experience provide us with the knowledge and experience necessary to argue effectively on behalf of our clients before disciplinary boards and panels.
Speak with Us Today Regarding Your Florida Title Agent License
The Law Offices of David P. Rankin, P.A. are conveniently located in the Tampa area. Call our firm at (813) 968-6633 to schedule your initial consultation with us one of our Florida title agent lawyers to discuss your license difficulties and situation. Alternatively, you can reach us by completing our online contact form. Do not hesitate any longer: contact us today.