Claims Stories

Stewart 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
Fence / Garage EncroachmentWA Download
Insured Unable to Obtain Registered TitleWA Download
No Water Connection (Vacant Land)VIC 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
Encroachment on Council LandSA 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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