When you buy a home, it is necessary to know information about other’s rights to the property. But even the most diligent search of public records could fail to disclose a number of title defects. There are many hidden defects which may affect the title to real estate. Some examples are:

  • forgeries
  • frauds
  • false Representation
  • lost Wills and wills not properly probated
  • incorrect legal descriptions
  • mistakes at Law
  • mistakes in Description
  • missing or Undisclosed Heirs
  • error in recording, indexing or copying
  • clerical Mistakes
  • illegal Trusts
  • defective Acknowledgments
  • mental incompetence of previous seller
  • false affidavits

Some of these defects are of such a nature that they may not appear in the records. Therefore, they may not be picked up by even the most thorough search.