First Title Residential
Title Insurance

At First Title we are dedicated to providing assistance to professional firms to ensure that their clients achieve a swift solution to problems preventing their property transaction from completing. Our online system offers the ability to self-issue over 50 known risks and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our underwriters have developed a series of clear and precise risk assumptions to ensure that you can receive your quote, draft or policy instantly – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – without having to wait for their response. If your title issue is more complicated and assumptions cannot be met online, our underwriting teams (which include in-house lawyers and experts in a variety of property-related disciplines) are standing by to assess the risk and provide a bespoke solution quickly and efficiently. Talk to us to find out more.

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Build certainty and confidence on firm foundations

First Title Insurance plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of the First American Financial Corporation. First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), is a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889.

First American also provides title plant management services; title and other real property records and images; valuation products and services; home warranty products; property and casualty insurance; and banking, trust and investment advisory services.

With revenues of approximately $5.6 billion in 2016, the company offers its products and services directly and through its agents throughout the United States and abroad.

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first title residential is endorsed by the Law Society

First Title Insurance plc is endorsed by the Law Society of England and Wales as its exclusive supplier of legal indemnity insurance products.

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Proven and trusted

First Title Insurance has been the exclusive endorsed supplier of legal indemnity insurance products to the Law Society and its members since 2009. We were awarded our third consecutive three-year term in early 2016. During that time we have built a unique understanding of the requirements of Law Society members and we continually strive to ensure that our products reflect the demands of the conveyancing profession throughout England and Wales.

Our Services

Online Known Risks

Simple and straightforward, this covers the risks you have identified during due diligence. We offer online coverage for indemnity limits of up to £5 million.

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Our underwriters have developed a series of clear and precise risk assumptions, dispensing with the need to provide such things as Statutory Declarations and plans.  These ensure you can receive a quote, draft, or policy instantly, straight to your inbox, without having to wait for an underwriter’s response. Our online system offers more than 50 known risks, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bespoke Known Risks

As well as resolving matters where online assumptions cannot be met, our team are here to help you find a bespoke solution for those more complex, challenging or unusual risk situations.

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In some cases, you may not be able to meet our online assumptions or your issue might not fit any of our standard categories. In these situations, our team of specialist underwriters (many of whom are former private practice property lawyers) are on hand to help find you the most suitable, cost effective insurance solution for your client.

Block policies

Does your practice deal with volume conveyancing which requires regular title or search cover? If so, our Block Policies can provide you with a simple solution.

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If you issue high volumes of search or chancel legal indemnity policies a block policy may be the best solution for you, please contact us to find out if we can assist.

Featured Case Study

Protecting ownership of an area of adverse possession

Delivering title insurance against a claim for adverse possession when the area in question was already registered under a separate title.

Claims

We have a team of claims technicians within First Title who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in residential title insurance claims and the legal issues that arise from these claims.

If you need to make a claim against one of our policies, simply write to us by email or post and quote your policy number together with an full explanation of your claim.

Our claims team aim to work with you to:

  • Ensure our claims process is simple and straightforward
  • Provide an excellent claims handling service
  • Achieve an outcome that is fair to you
  • Achieve an outcome that reflects the terms of the insurance policy.

If you have an initial enquiry, then please contact us on:

Telephone: +44(0)207 160 8212

Email: claims@firsttitle.eu

Post: Claims Department
First Title Insurance plc
ECA Court
24-26 South Park
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1DU

Contact us

First Title Insurance plc, ECA Court, 24-26 South Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1DU

Telephone: +44(0)20 7160 8218        Email: onlinesupportteam@firsttitle.eu

CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS

First Title Insurance plc is committed to providing the highest standard of service to its customers. However, should you need to complain, we will do all we can to resolve your complaint quickly and fairly.

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First Title Insurance plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. First Title Insurance plc is registered in England under company number 01112603. Registered office: First Title Insurance plc, ECA Court, 24-26 South Park, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1DU.