property & real estate law

title insurance

Title insurance is coverage purchased by buyers of real estate to protect against issues of title. In a real estate transaction, a title company or another institution will conduct a title search for any erroneous issues with the title, and...

title report

Title report is a document containing the key legal details and history of a piece of property found during a title search. While anyone can get a title report, buyers typically pay for a title report when buying a piece of property as part...

Title search

A search of the public records for any defects or encumbrances in a property's chain of title. Title searches are needed so that prospective buyers and secured creditors are not later surprised by ownership disputes that could have been foreseen....

Title X

Title X, also known as the Residential Lead-Based Paint Reduction Act of 1992, was an act aimed to protect families, and especially young children, from exposure to lead from paint, dust, and soil. Title X imposes several requirements. For...

TOD

TOD (Transfer-on-death) refers to named beneficiaries receiving assets at the death of the property owner without the need for probate, facilitating the executor's disposition of the property owner's assets after his or her death. This is...

TOD deed

TOD deed (Transfer-on-death deed) is a deed that automatically transfers property to a designated beneficiary upon the death of the property owner without probate, facilitating the executor's disposition of the property owner's assets after...

transfer-on-death deed

Transfer-on-death deed is a deed that automatically transfers property to a designated beneficiary upon the death of the property owner without probate, facilitating the executor's disposition of the property owner's assets after death. The...

Trespass

Trespass is knowingly entering another owners’ property or land without permission, which encroaches on the owners’ privacy or property interests. There are many laws relating to trespass.

Tort Law

Trespass to Land: If an...

trust res

Trust res, also named as trust corpus, principal, subject matter, or trust property, is the property that is transferred into a trust. The term “corpus” is Latin for "body.” A trust corpus is the "body" of the trust. It is the property that...

undivided interest

An undivided interest means that two or more persons have an interest in a property held under the same title. The undivided interest encompasses the whole property, and its holders have equal rights to the entire property. The undivided...

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