Chain of Title
Definition - What does Chain of Title mean?
The term chain of title refers to the succession of a property title from its current owner to the original owner back in time. Chain of titles includes certificates of death of a joint tenant, decision of quiet title, foreclosures, and other relevant document and abstracts.
Justipedia explains Chain of Title
There are specialized companies and professionals who can research the chain of title and come up with a report showing that the title (property) is free from any claims.
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