What does ILC mean in real estate

Real estate closings Whether it's a survey or an ILC

Some properties require surveys, others require ILCs

At one point in time, your buyer customers may use the term "survey" to refer to documents they receive when they complete a real estate transaction. In many cases, especially for properties in cities, full surveys are not required, including the surveyor's liability and the guarantee of accuracy.

Lenders Insurance From Limits

During the underwriting process, the mortgage and title insurers involved in a property transaction want to be certain that the property being purchased is actually entirely on the property specified in the purchase agreement.

Mortgage companies also want to know that there is no significant interference with other adjacent real estate problems.

Improvement Location Certificates

The information needed to ensure safety can be compiled into a Site Improvement Certificate (ILC) for less cost than a survey and in a shorter period of time. ILCs are certified by licensed surveyors, but they are not surveys. Its purpose is to provide the location of the structures and improvements in relation to property lines as indicated in the deed. It is important to note that the measurements and limits in ILCs are estimates, not exact numbers; Language in ILCs clearly states that the numbers are estimates. If lenders have questions about the validity of the estimates in the IAK or have concerns about possible encroachment, they order full surveys.

In short, ILCs address the following:

  • Interventions: The certificate confirms the location of buildings and structures and records all of these boundary lines or easements.
  • Legal description: ILCs confirm that the legal description of the property is correct. This is important for title accuracy. The certificate also confirms that the property address is correct.
  • Current Survey: The certificate confirms that the survey is current and correct. Lenders can ask for a copy of the survey to close a new Bauhaus.
  • Facilitations: The certificate confirms that all easements are documented and correct.
  • fences are a hot button issue for mortgage insurers. If a fence is in place and not on the property line, a survey may be required.

Survey to ILC

Most ILCs state that they are not intended to be used in any way by the property owner and that they are for the title insurer and mortgage company only. So make sure that when your customers use the term "survey" they explain exactly what they are getting. You need to know that an ILC cannot be used for any purpose that requires a survey.

For example, some clients may wonder if an ILC will provide them with enough information to create structures such as fences for their properties. Buying customers should be informed that ILCs are not accurate for such purposes and that they should order a full survey before undertaking real estate projects. Only surveys conducted by licensed surveyors can set property boundaries. Customers purchasing land with no existing structures should be urged to order full surveys prior to undertaking any construction project.

Order an ILC

Anyone can order an ILC including homebuyers, sellers and mortgage companies.

Consumers should be aware that ILCs cost up to $ 350 from release.