Lakeland, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: I am entering into an owner finance agreement for land. When is it prudent to do a deed search.

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2 Lawyer Answers

Alex McClure

  • Lake Mary, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: As the buyer, before making any commitment whatsoever.

Even then, making any commitments contingent upon marketable title.

You should hire an attorney. You could really damage yourself by trying to save money by NOT having an attorney assist you in this.

Jonathan A. Klurfeld

  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Now. Why wait to find out something is wrong with the title or property? You could avoid even putting any money (besides the title search) or time in.

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