Benton, AR asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Arkansas

Q: If my Mother and I purchased a piece of property can the original owner sell it again if I hold the original Deed?

My Mother and I purchased a piece of property from a friend of my Mothers that was getting older in age. This lady signed all of the necessary paperwork and we had everything properly notorized and dated. Now 2 years later this lady has sold the same piece of property to somebody else. Is this legal.

1 Lawyer Answer
Paul Dumas
Paul Dumas
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Morrilton, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Assuming everything in your question is factually correct, the answer would most likely depend on whether, and when, you filed your deed of record with the Circuit Clerk of the county where the property is located. If Your deed was not filed prior to the 2nd conveyance your deed may no longer be valid.

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