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Definition Of Chain Of Title

A chain of title refers to the sequence of historical transfers of title to a piece of property. It is a natural valuable tool to identify and document past owners of a property and serves as a property’s historical ownership timeline transfer. A property’s ownership history.

The “chain” runs from the present owner back to the original owner of the property. In situations where documentation of ownership is important, it is often necessary to reconstruct the chain of title. To facilitate this, a record of title documents may be maintained by a registry office or civil law notary.

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