Florence, SC asked in Real Estate Law for South Carolina

Q: i bought an acre of land with a small amount of cash with a quit deed two years ago. there was no one present but me and

the seller. the deed was only signed by me and the seller there was no lawyer or notary present and i never recorded the deed. is it still valid? or did i get screwed?

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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A: You need to hire a SC attorney to examine your Deed and perform a title search, basically to see if you are the owner. Have you paid taxes? Hopefully you will need to record the Deed and pay property taxes. Otherwise you may only have a claim under color of title.

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