Multiple sources are searched, such as deeds, county land records, federal and state tax lien records, divorce cases, bankruptcy court records, and other financial judgments against an owner of real property to reveal any judgments or liens that could potentially attach to the property.
- Example : Megan signs a real estate contract to purchase Don’s home. Megan hire’s Gulotta & Gulotta, PLLC who orders a title search of Don’s property. The title search reveals a judgment against Don for $10,000 that has attached as a lien on the property. Before going forward with the closing, Megan’s attorneys demand that Don satisfy this judgment so the lien may be removed.