What duties does a closing attorney perform in Georgia?
A closing attorney will make sure that a title search has been performed, review and update the title and let you know if there are any title defects on the property that could affect your closing. The closing attorney will also prepare the loan documents that are required to close the loan.
What are additional costs that are not included in the attorneys fees?
Out of pocket fees for the survey, title insurance, title report, termite report, hazard insurance, express mail, faxes and recording fees are not part of the attorneys fees and are separate fees. Additional fees would also be required if the drafting of additional documents like an escrow agreement or encroachment agreement are necessary.