Springtown, TX asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Texas

Q: I own 5 acres of land in Texas, I recently built a home on this land, does my land's Deed serve purpose for title too?

1 Lawyer Answer
John Cucci Jr.
John Cucci Jr.
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX

A: Absolutely! The deed, when filed with the County Clerk, is the first and only proof of your "title" to the land. The whole idea of having Title to land is that Title grants you status. That status gives you all the rights of ownership to the land. Most importantly it gives you the right to EXCLUDE. It also gives you the right to any "fruit" from the land: corn, water and oil are good examples. It also gives you the right to "abuse" the land: building a road, subdividing, landscaping, and sale or lease of the land or one of it's features or location and views.

Deed conveys Title!

I hope this helped you.

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