What Happens if there is a problem with a property title?

August 13, 2020

What Happens if there is a problem with a property title?

Our partner, Andrew T. Walsh, Esq. with more than 20 years of experience in the law field, shares some of the issues that must be taken care of when purchasing a property that, if they are well addresses, will avoid problems after making the purchase effective.

When is a title ordered?

A title is typically ordered after the contract has been approved by all parties, usually even after inspections are done. The title is necessary, especially when there is any loan in order to purchase the property because title insurance is ensuring that you are the rightful owner or will be the rightful owner of the property, and no one has any competing claims or interests or liens or judgments against that property.

What Should I Need to Know Before the closing?

If there are problems that are revealed during title and other things that come up or whether it is in a flood hazard area, whether there are judgments against either the buyer or the seller, whether there are tidelands issues, anything along those lines. Those issues need to be addressed prior to closing because, one, if they are not addressed and cleared up prior to closing, the bank is not going to lend you any money, and two, you do not want to buy a property that is subject to any of those issues.

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At Chamlin, Uliano & Walsh, our skilled team supports buyers in Red Bank, Freehold, Long Branch, and Monmouth County in all buying/selling processes.

For a comprehensive assessment of your important decision, please contact us online or through our West Long Branch office at 732-440-3950. We look forward to supporting you.



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