Water Rights

Water Rights: Underwriting Guidelines

The following exception should be taken in Schedule B as follows:  


“Water rights, claims or title to water, whether or not shown by the public records.”


In some states, water rights are included in a standard, pre-printed policy exception, so a separate exception on Schedule B is not necessary. 


Where water rights are applicable, other specific exceptions for other related rights and interests may be necessary (e.g., an easement across the land to extract water from a well or pump). 


See also:


Riparian/Littoral Rights


Waterfront Property and Wetlands