Blue Granite Title (BGT) searches
residential titles back forty years, based upon the
forty-year lapse statute. [See South Carolina Code Annotated
§ 15-3-380.] An abstract of title, according to
Black’s Law Dictionary, is “a concise statement…summarizing
the history of a piece of land, including all conveyances,
interests, liens, and encumbrances that affect title
to the property.”
BGT personnel detail all those
items that affect title and deliver a formatted, detailed
report of our findings. This report shows the current
estate and owner, with all outstanding encumbrances.
Our title examinations determine those instruments that
create current liens, easements, or other encumbrances
of title, including open mortgages, mechanics liens,
federal and state tax liens, judgments, lis pendens,
U.C.C. liens, restrictions, easements, plats, open estates
and property tax information.
Blue Granite Title provides the
finest, most complete title research services available.
Our “hands-on” research within the four
walls of the county courthouses we visit often uncovers
issues or exceptions. Our abstractors are thorough,
precise and timely as well as dedicated to providing
accurate information and we pride ourselves on delivering
among the highest quality work in our industry.
Our professional skills are enhanced
by our commitment to personal and courteous service,
a highly trained title staff, and strong management.
We will always strive to meet or exceed our client expectations
with uncompromising integrity, while providing reliable
information on time, every time. We are dedicated to
being the service provider on which our clients, both
large and small, can depend.
We look forward to sharing our
expertise with our new customers. For further information
about our background, or our services, please feel free
to contact our senior manager, Smitty Strickland at