Options and Pre-emption Rights
What are the key covers, features and benefits?
This type of cover insures against an existing contractual right known as the ‘call option’ which would require the owner of land to sell it to the option holder. It also insures against the ‘put option’, a contractual right which would require the owner of the land to buy or accept the transfer of land, thus, creating unilateral rights.
There is no obligation on the option holder to exercise this right, but should they choose to do so, the other party is bound by law to fulfill their part of the contract. This legal indemnity insurance policy looks to cover both the owner and lender should this situation arise.