Title disputes are not a frequently talked-about topic in everyday conversations. Still, they happen more than people might believe in the state of Texas. There are plenty of reasons that can cause a title dispute.
A significant amount of local property records have not been transferred to computers. The records remain on paper, some of which date back even hundreds of years. This sometimes makes it difficult to decipher where actual property boundaries exist. However, the main reason for title disputes is not poor record-keeping. The main reason is lost or misfiled titles.
Fraud is another common reason for title disputes. There are cases where individuals will attempt to sell a piece of land to more than one person. There are other instances when individuals will attempt to sell land they do not even own.
Moreover, real estate transactions can be stopped because of title disputes. There have been many instances where wrong names have been listed on a title, or a title was not updated following the death of the previous owner.
Boundary disputes over where the real property line exists can also lead individuals into a legal battle. Deed restrictions are an add-on to titles which dictate land usage and these restrictions can also become a source of disagreement that leads to a legal dispute. Foreclosure issues are another common cause for title disputes in the state of Texas.
Attempting to fix a title on your own is not a recommended solution. Only a professional real estate lawyer can step in and help remedy the situation. If you find yourself involved in a title dispute for any reason, Hixson Law Firm can come to your aid. Our experience will make things a whole lot easier as we strive to resolve your situation. Residents of Arlington, Grand Prairie and Mansfield can have the experience on their side with the trusted team of professionals at Hixson Law Firm.