EK> responds to COVID19
We are in unprecedented times with Courthouses closing, limiting access, and/or suspending some services in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. Please be advised that as of today, Edge & Kimbell Law, LLC, remains open for business in all our locations. We are accepting contracts, performing title exams, and conducting closings. We are well prepared operationally due to the following:
• We have the ability to perform title examinations remotely
• We have the ability to e-record documents
• Our closing systems are cloud-based, which allows our team to work remotely if necessary
• We have in-house title examiners and our own title plant with backchains on most subdivisions in Henry, Fayette & Clayton Counties and many subdivisions in other Metro Atlanta counties, including Coweta, Butts, Newton & Rockdale.
To help ensure the safety of our clients and customers, and control the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following:
• Our closing rooms and lobby are being sanitized after each closing
• We recommend that closings only be attended by those who are required to sign documents and their respective real estate agents. We also can provide remote attendance for agents via ZOOM for agents who cannot or do not wish to attend (please let us know in advance if you would like to attend remotely via ZOOM)
• We are offering separate signing rooms for Buyers & Sellers when possible
• We recommend that Buyers or Sellers who may have compromised immune systems to use Powers of Attorney so that attendance at closing will not be required. Please let us know at least 72 hours in advance in order to give adequate time to prepare the POA, have it signed by the appropriate party, and approved by the Lender (if applicable)
• Snacks and candy have been removed from our lobbies and closing rooms
• Although the vast majority of title exams can be performed remotely, there are occasions where the examiner must actually go to the courthouse. In this case, the title may be delayed. We will inform the parties on a case-by-case basis if this is necessary.
• Builders have been reporting to us that several counties have suspended inspections. This will likely cause a delay in completing new construction.
• We remain in a very fluid situation, and the information provided may change based on decisions by the government and the title insurance companies. We will provide updates as new information becomes available.