What is an abstract?
An abstract of title is a written report that summarizes the various recorded documents affecting the ownership of a property. A search is conducted to determine whether the seller in fact owns the property, has clear title and has the legal right to sell it. Some examples of items that may be found in a search would be: easements, deeds, mortgages, liens, judgments, tax liens/warrants and real property taxes. Part of the process is checking for gaps in ownership, clouds on title and a review of the legal description for accuracy. In addition, a tax search is performed to confirm the municipality does not have a lien on the property.
KCS and Abstracts
For over 30 years, KCS Land Research has provided searching and abstracting services with the ultimate in dependability and efficiency. Our staff is always available to answer your search and abstracting questions and to assist in any problems that arise.
You can trust KCS to deliver accurate, high quality abstracts! Please feel free to contact us with any real estate, searching or abstract of title related questions. Our team at KCS is dedicated to providing reliable and comprehensive search and abstract services in New York State.
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Our team at KCS is dedicated to providing reliable and comprehensive search and abstract services in New York State.