Title was recorded wrong

1 Answers. Asked on Apr 17th, 2017 on Real Estate - California
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I have a rental in Alabamba, ready to sell and close an escrow. Now I found that deed was recorded wrongly by the previous lender that hired title company. I have contacted the title company, they delayed for over a week to response to me, while I am waiting to resolve to issue to close the sell. What should I do at this point? Should the title company responsible to record the title correctly? I have their certificate, HUD-1, etc.
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Answered on Apr 18th, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Title issues and escrow issues are handled differently in different states. Even here in Califorina, such issues are handled differentlyin Northern California and Southern California. In Southern California, the title company might record the deed, but a separate escrow company might prepare the deed and decide how it should read. In some states, title and escrow are handled by an attorney, and the attorney's work is insured by a title insurance company. The point of all of that is that you need to hire an attorney in Alabama to help you. Also, any threats or implied threats which might be needed, will be much more credible coming from a local attorney than a California, thousands of miles away. 

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