Posted on Friday, July 28th, 2023

mortgage contract for sale of real estate property with a pen and house keysTitle services ensure you are conveying good and marketable titles in your real estate transaction. Most often, you need title services when you are selling or buying a property. This process guarantees that the transfer of ownership is done in a way that will minimize the risk of any potential title claims arising post-closing. This is done by addressing all outstanding liens, encumbrances, claims, or interests affecting the property. If you need title services or are unsure if they are required, contact a Florida real estate lawyer from Nishad Khan, P.L. for assistance.

Common Title Issues

Title searches can be time-consuming and complex. Several factors can contribute to the occurrence of title defects to real property that are typically found in these searches. It is always best to consult a qualified real estate attorney in Florida to ensure all title issues are identified and resolved before you close.

Some of the common title issues you may find in your search include:

  • Omissions or errors on the public record.
  • Unpaid taxes, assessments, liens, judgments, or other encumbrances on the property.
  • Boundary discrepancies or disputes about the property lines, easements, or other rights-of-way that impact the property.
  • Missing or overlooked heirs.
  • A deceased owner whose interest will need to be probated.

Fraudulent Deeds

A fraudulent deed is essentially a fake deed, signed by a bad actor who poses as the owner of the property, then absconds with the buyer’s purchase money. Many times, these bad actors target vacant properties with owners who live out of state and who may not be as attentive to their property. In these circumstances, unbeknownst to the owner, the bad actor poses as the owner of the property and fraudulently sells the property to an unsuspecting buyer. Problem is that, by the time the real owner has figured out what has transpired, the bad actor is long gone with the buyer’s purchase money. As you can see, this circumstance is unfortunate for all parties involved.

If you think there is a possibility of a fraudulent deed conveyance, or if you are a victim of a fraudulent deed conveyance, consider consulting an attorney knowledgeable in Orlando real estate law.

How Our Real Estate Lawyer Can Help

If you have one of these title issues, you could benefit from the advice of a knowledgeable real estate lawyer Florida. We at Nishad Khan, P.L. are uniquely qualified to assist with complex real estate and title issues. Our concentration on areas such as acquisition, entity selection, zoning, and much more allows us to focus on your specific needs. Our team of attorneys is well-rounded, diverse, and collaborative. We work hard to achieve the best possible results for every client. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can understand your situation and help you with your next steps.