Albuquerque, NM asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Texas

Q: We sell a pc land in refugio county, tx, are unable to get a title policy due to missing chain of title. what can I do ?

We are selling a piece if land in regugio county, texas. we went thru title company for 3 month since Oct-2013. This week, they send us an e-mail. "Unfortunately, we are unable to issue a title policy for the subject

property because of an insufficient chain of title. "

we have grant/warrenty deed. unfotunately the owner before 1985 did not register her deed in that name. we can't any record before 1985. what shall we do to get some sort of title insurance. if not, we don't know what to do with land. do we own it or not?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Edward J. Kazaleh
Edward J. Kazaleh
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It may also be possible to establish ownership by adverse possession or file a lawsuit to clear up title. It really depends how large or valuable the land is? I'd like to look into it for you with a no obligation free evaluation. Maybe we could work something out. Please send me specifics by email or mail.

Edward Kazaleh



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