Legal definition of chain of title
Commercial Real Estate Legal Terminology

chain of title

'Chain of Title' is literally a history of ownership of a particular piece of real property.

Chain of Title runs from the original owner to a current proprietor, showing dates when property was sold and names of buyers/sellers.

It also reflects any incumbrances placed on the real property.

The County Clerks office records all transactions made with this particular property.

Title company performs title search and makes sure that there are no unpaid mortgages, notes, judgements, or liens on the property.
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