Preparation of Deeds by Escrow and Title Company.

An escrow and title company may charge a “release fee??? or a “closing fee??? so long as these fees are not charged for the preparation of legal instruments or the provision of legal services. [UPL Op. No. 80, UPC 6-7]

An escrow and title company may not prepare deeds, deeds of trust, deeds of trust notes, or deeds of release. [UPC 6-7(K), UPC 6-104]

Committee Opinion
February 26, 1986
Updated: Aug 28, 2006