This handbook is the fundamental, authoritative resource on the law of title examinations in Illinois.
Reprinted as an IICLE® Classic, this volume, based on an original work by Philip H. Ward and updated by Philip H. Ward, Jr. with additional authors, is the fundamental, authoritative resource on the law of title examinations in Illinois. This handbook is now available as published for the 2005 Edition & 2009 Supplement by IICLE®. For this reprinting, Ward’s son, Philip H. Ward, Jr., provides a special introduction explaining the roots of this elemental real estate law publication, which stretch back to the 1950s.
Chapter 1 — Preliminary Comments
Chapter 2 — Method of Examination
Chapter 3 — Descriptions and Boundaries
Chapter 4 — Conveyances
Chapter 5 — Probate Proceedings
Chapter 6 — Future Interests
Chapter 7 — Title Based on Chancery Proceedings
Chapter 8 — Miscellaneous Matters Affecting Titles
Chapter 9 — Taxes
Chapter 10 — Meeting Objections to Title
Chapter 11 — The Basics of Title Searching
Appendix — Recommended Uniform Rules for the Examination of Abstracts of Title (January 1977 Revision), with Commentary by Michael J. Rooney