Understanding Title Searches And Closings

Most of the time, property ownership seems very straightforward. With residential real estate, for instance, you'd assume that the person occupying the property owns it outright and has the right to sell it. Most of the time, this is the case.

Unfortunately, however, things do not always work out so neatly. There may be problems with the title (legal documentation of property and ownership of it) that are not immediately apparent. Title issues can slow down or even derail real estate transactions, costing both sides a lot of money. Therefore, it is a wise investment to purchase title insurance, and to work with an attorney who can fully research and resolve all title issues ahead of closing.

These are among the many services we offer at Williams & Coleman, P.A. Our real estate attorneys are ready to guide you through the home selling/buying process, ensuring that your real estate transaction can be completed without undue delay or additional expenses.

Discovering And Resolving Problems With The Title

Our firm is ready to help you discover and resolve nearly any issue with the title to your property (or future property), including:

  • Breaks in the chain of title
  • Forged or illegal deeds
  • Previously unknown/undisclosed easements
  • Previously unknown/undisclosed liens
  • Errors in public records (including filing and other clerical errors)
  • Disputes about boundary lines and conflicting surveys
  • Undiscovered wills and missing heirs
  • Undisclosed restrictions, covenants and other encumbrances

If you are unfamiliar with the terms listed above, you are certainly not alone. But any of these problems could disrupt or derail the purchase or sale of a home or commercial property. That's why it is so important to work with a knowledgeable and experienced real estate attorney like those at our firm.

Get Your Real Estate Questions Answered In An Initial Consultation

With an office in Tallahassee, Florida, Williams & Coleman, P.A., serves clients throughout the area. For answers to your real estate questions, including title searches and closings, contact our experienced lawyers to arrange an initial consultation. Call 850-270-0695 or fill out our online contact form.