Title Search

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TITLE SEARCH

The process of examining official county records to determine whether an owner's rights in real property are good.

A title search is conducted to discover whether there are any defects in the ownership of a particular tract of land. An abstract of title, prepared by the examiner subsequent to such an investigation, is a condensed history of the title to the land.

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Recording of Land Titles; Registration of Land Titles.

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