Spring Hill, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: Purchasing a home from a couple that has QC joint tenants ownership deedof home. Recently, one owner has added her son

through a new QC deed. However, it does not have the signature of the other owner that is on the previous deed. Is this deed valid without his signature agreeing to the addition of her son onto the deed? We have a signed contract with the two owners but now same title company that told us the son’s addition is invalid, is now telling us they require the son’s signature on the contract. Doesn’t make sense.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jennifer Isaksen
Jennifer Isaksen
  • Bushnell, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If you are purchasing a home privately, you will want to be sure to have a title search done to identify the exact ownership and any liens that may attach. There is no way to advise without a proper title search being done.

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