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Title Defects in Sarasota, Florida

A Real Estate Litigation Attorney Can Solve Your Problems

If a property cannot be sold or is deemed unmarketable for any reason related to the seller’s ownership of the property or problems with documents in the seller’s chain of title, the seller is said to have “defective title” or has “a title defect.”

If you have come across a title defect – whether you are the buyer or the seller – you should reach an experienced lawyer at your earliest convenience. At The Edwards Law Firm, PL, we have years of experience in both real estate transactions and real estate litigation that make us uniquely qualified to assist buyers and sellers in the resolution of title defects.

What are common causes of title defects?

  • Preexisting mortgages or mortgages owed by prior owners that have not been satisfied
  • A Lis Pendens has been recorded in the Official Records
  • Death of a co-owner
  • Defective deeds in the chain of title
  • Lack of marital status on documents in chain of title
  • Incorrect legal description
  • Overlapping legal description
  • Lack of witnesses on Deed
  • Judgments against seller or prior owners

A Solution for Title Defects

Often, a title defect can be cured simply by having a corrected document recorded in the Official Records. However, many times, an action to quiet title may be necessary. At The Edwards Law Firm, PL, we have the experience and ability to quickly and efficiently assist you in the resolution of any defect in title.

Contact our experienced team of Sarasota lawyers and schedule a consultation to cure your title defects. 

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