(1) A condensed version of the history of a title to a particular parcel of real estate as recorded in the county clerk’s records; consists of a summary of the original grant and all subsequent conveyances and encumbrances affecting the property.

(2) All information pertaining to a particular property is recorded and maintained by local municipalities in the form of an abstract of title. This overarching document contains every document that’s ever been produced for and affiliated with a residence. For instance, any time the deed and title changes hands or a lien is placed, there will be a written record in the abstract denoting all parties involved, the financial details, and so on.

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