Property conveyance is the act of transferring property from one owner to another. Conveyance is completed by the prior owner transferring the property deed, or title, to the new owner. The title transference is then recorded by the county where the property is located.

What Is a Transfer of Title Lawsuit?

A transfer of title lawsuit occurs when one party to the real estate transaction sues the other party over the transfer of the property. One party may contest or dispute a portion or entire part of the transfer.

Can a Defective Title Be Disputed?

A defective title is referred to something being wrong with the title that causes it not to be marketable. For instance, the person trying to sell the property may not have a clear title to it or:

  • Confusing or non-compliant language in the title
  • Failure of one party to obtain a spouse’s signature
  • Previous liens prevent it from being sold
  • Failure to properly record the title

Can I File a Title Transfer Lawsuit If the Owner Committed Fraud or Deceit?

Yes. Real estate fraud occurs when one party involved in the property transaction intentionally provides false or misleading information to another person to gain an advantage in the transaction. This may be a person posing as an owner to sell a property or making false claims about defects in a property.

What Are Other Types of Transfer Title Lawsuits Are There?

Disputes of real property transfers may also involve property being distributed through wills and trusts, problems with the property description or land use, and adverse possession conflicts.

Should I Contact an Attorney about Transfer Title Disputes?

Transferring a title is complex because of issues may at any time during the title transfer process. Contact a real estate attorney for help with transferring a title or any disputes or lawsuits.