Document / Guidance

Title Investigation

Posted September 27, 2022 Reviewed June 17, 2022
Land Trust Alliance
About This Guidance

Ownership of land changes over time, and those purchasing land must have knowledge of who owned the land ("title") for a certain number of years to ensure that their purchase is valid and cannot be contested. This document provides an overview of title, various types of deeds and ownership, title insurance and its importance and legal descriptions. Included at the end are exercises to test your knowledge.