Ownership of land ownership rights, otherwise known as land title, is often disputed due to mistakes in a property’s chain-of-title, poorly written conveyances, or the grantor deeding more than they officially owned. 

Interpreting a property deed may sound simple, and the intent of the deed is often clear from the plain language of it, but latent and patent ambiguities often exist in real property descriptions that confuse the issues.

When errors or ambiguities are found in property deeds, retracing the chain-of-title for the property and its adjoining properties is often required. The county courthouse is a good starting point but few professionals realize that local utilities, state record clearinghouses, and private repositories are goldmines for real property records.

Dr. Nettleman has testified about the interpretation of property deeds and legal descriptions many times. Contact Dr. Nettleman below to learn about how he can help you resolve your title issues.