A cloud on the title — title defects or adverse interests

BY KIM ANDERSON YOUNG

When a title company searches the history of a property, we occasionally find something in the history of the property that seems out of place or that doesn’t make sense. These findings fall under a few categories that are closely related. 

  • Clouds on the title: A property with a “cloud on the title” refers to an irregularity in the chain of title that raises the question of a potential risk or threat to the buyer. An example of a cloud on the title would be if a neighbor used your . . .

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