In our Quality Control environment, we do not consider the recorded mortgage, final title policy, etc., "trailing documents", as exceptions, if the proper procedures are in place to: identify the loans where they are missing, there is a monitoring system in place and that there is a departmental follow-up after a period of time.
When QC was first in place, these had been written up as exceptions, but we quickly realized that we were only cluttering up the report with useless information. We do check the follow-up though, and there have been no exceptions.
Integrity. With it, nothing else matters. Without it, nothing else matters.