PRACTICE

H. Title Investigation and Subordination

The land trust investigates title to each property for which it intends to acquire title or a conservation agreement to be sure that it is negotiating with the legal owner(s) and to uncover liens, mortgages, mineral or other leases, water rights and/or other encumbrances or matters of record that may affect the transaction. Mortgages, liens and other encumbrances that could result in extinguishment of the conservation agreement or significantly undermine the important conservation values on the property are discharged or properly subordinated to the conservation agreement.