- December 16, 2014
- Posted by: U.S. Title Records
- Category: deed, deed of trust, Full chain of title, property deed, Property records, Property records search, PROPERTY TITLE SEARCH, Public property records, Real Estate, Title companies
How to perform a Deed Search
Whether you are buying a new property as a home or an investment, it is important that you ensure you have all the available information concerning the deed to a property.
Researching the history, chain of title and ownership for a home or property is a vital part of protecting your investment. In some states, having a real estate attorney search for deeds to a property and verify its chain of ownership is a legal requirement. The appropriate length of time to go back when researching property deeds is a matter of some dispute. Certainly it should be at least 25 years with many experts considering only 50 years worth of research safe.
So how could poorly handled paperwork land you in a bad situation? Well, the ownership of any given property can hide a few Dickensian dramas. Bankruptcies, inheritances, liens, divorces and sales can all make up the story of how a property was handed from owner to owner. It’s crucial that each time that happens there be a clear record of who held the title to the property which the vesting deeds should make clear. Searching for deeds though county archives is tedious business but a quality property deed search service like U.S. Title Records can make it relatively inexpensive, efficient and painless. They collect all the relevant documents and send copies of the recorded deeds to you directly.
Mistakes pertaining to the titles and deeds of a property can result in time-consuming and expensive legal cases where the right of the previous owner to sell and thus the validity of your ownership is contested. A thorough deed search service provides peace of mind to a buyer that it is proper and correct.
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