Title Insurance and Closing Services Since 1954
THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY HAS A DEED. ISN'T THAT PROOF OF OWNERSHIP?
Not necessarily. A deed is just a document by which the right of ownership in land is apparently transferred, whatever that right may be. It's not proof of ownership, and it doesn't do away with rights others may have in the property. In addition, a deed won't show you liens or claims that may be outstanding against the title.