Maryville, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: House and land that was transferred out of my name by forged signatures and sold while I was working out of town.

I have my original paperwork where I purchased the land and house from the owner. While I was working out of town, the land and house were transferred into someone else's name while I was still making payments. I was never told that my property had been transferred and then sold to someone else. What do I need to do?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Do you have a Deed? If not, then you were never the owner of anything but a personal property contractual right. You might sue the obligor on the contract for breach. But if you have a recorded Deed, then you must hire a competent attorney to file an Action for Ejectment in Chancery. There is a very strict SOL of 7 years on such suits.

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