VIRGINIA UPL OPINION 86


Title Settlement Services.

It is the unauthorized practice of law for a title company and settlement service to prepare deeds, deeds of trust and notes in connection with a settlement referred to the company by an attorney, even though the documents may later be reviewed by the attorney. [See UPC 6-4 and 6-7; UPR 6-103 and 6-104; and UPL Opinion 76.]

It is not the unauthorized practice of law for the title company and settlement service to prepare HUD settlement statements. [See UPC 6-7 and UPR 6-104(A)(3).]

Committee Opinion
November 4, 1985
Updated: Aug 28, 2006