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Chain of Title and Title Examination

Chain of Title and Title Examination

Learn how public records are used to examine title to real property and to establish the chain of title.

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In any real estate transaction, the parties need to know who holds what interests in the property. In this lesson, we’ll learn how title examinations and chains of title provide this information.

The chain of title is the history of all conveyances, encumbrances, and other interests in the property, as reflected in the official records. The process of reviewing these records is called a title search or title examination. A title search as part of a transaction is usually conducted by a...