Code of the District of Columbia

§ 31–5031.16. Favored producer of title insurer; buyer’s right to choose.

(a) A title insurer shall not participate in any transaction in which it knows that a title insurance producer or other person requires, directly or indirectly, or through any trustee, director, officer, producer, employee, or affiliate, as a condition precedent to selling or furnishing any other person a loan, or loan extension, credit, sale, property, contract, lease, or service, that the other person shall place a title insurance policy of any kind with the title insurer or through a particular title insurance producer.

(b) No seller of property shall require, directly or indirectly, that the buyer purchase title insurance from any particular title producer or insurer.