Defects with a title to real property can sink even the most lucrative and promising transaction and lead to costly and time-consuming disputes that can take years to resolve. Lacking a clear and unencumbered title, a property’s marketability can be severely diminished. Problems with a title can prevent a potential purchaser from obtaining financing to buy the property, hindering the owner from being able to sell the property and halting a transaction both sides wanted – basically, creating a “lose-lose” situation for everyone. Even the smallest title defect can cause big headaches for all involved.
Curing defects in a title and eliminating improper liens on real estate involve a high degree of complexity. When handling these matters, it is important to consult with an attorney who has vast experience in these areas and in-depth knowledge of applicable property laws. The more versed the attorney, the greater the chances of obtaining a favorable and prompt resolution.
The Ft. Lauderdale title curative and lien reduction law firm of Marc Brown, P.A. brings significant experience and insight into resolving issues pertaining to titles, liens and other property encumbrances. In conjunction with the comprehensive services provided by our affiliated full-service title company, All Florida Title Company, we can address all title defects and accompanying problems efficiently and effectively.
Common Title Defects
Here in South Florida, the chain of title for some properties can go back centuries. This means multiple transactions, potentially dozens of owners and countless lenders or others who may have claimed an interest in the property at some juncture in time. Records such as deeds, mortgages, taxes, utility assessments, liens, wills, divorce settlements and other documents affecting a title may be lost or incomplete. As a result, title defects may not be discovered until after the search and examination process has been completed.
Some common examples of title defects include:
- Errors in public records
- Unknown liens
- Illegal deeds
- Missing heirs
- Undiscovered encumbrances
- Unknown easements
- Boundary/survey disputes
- Undiscovered will
Our firm has extensive experience resolving difficult and complex defects in chains of title. We give our clients practical advice and work diligently to resolve the title defects without the necessity of litigation whenever possible.
If litigation becomes necessary, we have experience addressing all manner of claims, such as:
- Quiet title
- Declaration of priorities
- Equitable subrogation
- Breach of contract
Our attorneys work to quickly and efficiently deliver a clear and marketable title to our clients. We typically work to correct legal description errors, obtain release of prior liens or extinguished liens, reform recorded real estate documents and analyze homestead exemptions.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Ft. Lauderdale Title Curative/Lien Reduction Law Firm
Whether you are a buyer, seller, lender or other party with an interest in real property in South Florida, we can help you resolve title issues that may be standing in the way of a transaction or encumbering a property. If you are seeking representation and assistance with any title or lien issues in Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County or anywhere else in South Florida, please give Marc Brown, P.A. a call at 954-703-4199 or contact us online.