Claims Stories

Claims Stories

Claims brochuresStewart Title has a long history of issuing title insurance policies and our financial strength and claims paying ability make us an industry leader.


Our Claims Brochures below contain various examples of real-life claims scenarios resolved by our Claims Team. These brochures are designed to help demonstrate the value of obtaining a title insurance policy. 



Claim Name State File
Encroachment on Public RoadVIC  Download
Encroaching Structure onto Council LandNSW  Download
Encroachment on Council LandWA  Download
Encroachment on Council LandSADownload  Download
Fence / Garage EncroachmentWA  Download
Insured Unable to Obtain Registered TitleWA  Download
Non-Compliance with Building Permit (Drainage Pipes)WA  Download
Non-Compliance with Building Permit (Windows & Doors)NSW  Download
Non-Compliance with Development Consent (Vacant Land)VIC  Download
Non-Compliance with Planning RestrictionVIC  Download
Non-Compliance with Subdivision Consent (Vacant Land)SA  Download
Sub-Floor Concrete 'Blow-Out' EncroachmentVIC  Download
Unapproved AdditionsVIC  Download
Unapproved Alterations (Balcony Balustrade & Windows)WA  Download
Unapproved Alterations to Strata Unit (Second Air Conditioning Unit)WA  Download
Unpaid Infrastructure LevyWA  Download
Unapproved StructuresSA  Download
Unapproved PergolaSA  Download
Unapproved DeckNSW  Download
Unapproved Dual OccupancyNSWDownload  Download
Encroachment of BoreWADownload  Download
Breach of Exclusive Use By-LawWADownload  Download
Encroachment onto Common PropertyWADownload  Download
Non-Compliance with a Building PermitWADownload  Download
Unapproved ExtensionWADownload  Download

The claims stories presented in the brochures above are provided as examples to demonstrate general policy coverage.  Each claim received at Stewart Title is evaluated on the facts involved and the policy coverage issued.

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