Coshocton, OH asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Ohio

Q: Our deed was fraudulently transferred. The criminals have since been convicted. We have yet to have the deed returned.

This happened over 2yrs ago and the title office and everyone else has given us the runaround. The property has since taken on extensive damage due to vandalism ect.. What should be our next steps. Would the county be at least partially responsible for damages? The criminals were ordered almost $250,000 in restitution but the damage had increased since. Any help would be appreciated.

1 Lawyer Answer
Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
Answered
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If the original court proceeding found the transfer to be fraudulent, you can use that to seek a voiding of the transfer. You may need to file a complaint for declaratory judgment and quiet title.

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