An important step during settlement process is title search. Normally , the settlement attorney will search the title history for about 50-70 years to ensure the cleanness of the said title. Say there is a major discrepancy, it will jeopardize the settlement processing, in some cases the contract is voided. But most of the discrepancy can be purified in small number of days depending on the nature of the discrepancy. Consequently, this step of settlement warrants the new owner the safety and enjoyment of this property, for many years to come.