Spring Hill, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: I signed a quit claim deed and the previous owner has since passed away and now I have a man asking me for rent

no mortgage that i know of through a bank or company but this man i have never met feels i should pay him rent? What have i done? I thought the money i gave the previous owner bought the house and land free and clear. What do I do now? What if the previous owner had a legally binding contract with this man that I am unaware of? Am I now responsible for whatever so called contract that they had? I'm so confused

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A: You need to do what you should have done in the first place and hire a real estate lawyer to review the transaction. It could be possible the person you thought you were purchasing from did not have clear title to the property. It could be this unknown person demanding rent is attempting to scam you.

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