How many years should title be searched in connection with the issuance of an opinion of title?
The examining attorney shall confirm that the search period is sufficient to establish marketable title. The search period may vary depending on the purpose of the opinion of title, among other factors. Although the Marketable Title Act has several provisions which become operative over a period of 40 years, the Marketable Title Act does not present any length of time for a search period. As such, any references to a period of 40 years in the Marketable Title Act shall not be construed as providing for a 40 year search period for an opinion of title.
(Effective as revised, April 27, 2018; original standard had been suspended effective November 15, 1986.)