Common Title Troubles


  • False personation of the true owner of the land.
  • Forged deeds, releases, etc.
  • Instruments executed under fabricated or expired power of attorney.
  • Deeds delivered after death of grantor or grantee, or without consent of grantor.
  • Deeds to or from defunct corporations.
  • Undisclosed or missing heirs.
  • Misinterpretation of wills.
  • Deeds by persons of unsound mind.
  • Deeds by minors.
  • Deeds by aliens.
  • Deeds by persons supposedly single but secretly married.
  • Birth or adoption of children after date of will.
  • Surviving children omitted from a will.
  • Mistakes in recording legal documents.
  • Want of jurisdiction of persons in judicial proceedings.
  • Discovery of will of intestate estate.
  • Errors in indexing.
  • Falsification of records.
  • Capacity of foreign fiduciaries.
  • Claims of creditors against property sold by heirs or devisees.
  • Deeds in lieu of foreclosure given under false corporate resolution.
  • Easements by prescription not discovered by a survey.
  • Deed of community property recited to be separate property.
  • Errors in tax records (for example, listing payment against wrong property).
  • Deed from bigamous grantors.
  • Defective acknowledgements.
  • Federal condemnation without filing of notice.
  • Descriptions apparently, but not actually, adequate.
  • Corporations franchise taxes, a lien on all corporate assets.
  • Erroneous reports furnished by tax officials.
  • Administration of estates of persons absent but not deceased.
  • Undisclosed divorce of spouse who conveys as consort’s heir.
  • Marital rights of spouse purportedly, but not legally, divorced.
  • Duress in execution of instruments.

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