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Maryland Property Deed Search

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Under Maryland law all property deeds are part of the state public record. Property deeds, mortgage documents, easements, liens and other related document recordings are managed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in each Maryland county. After a document is recorded by the county land records department, the county then “indexes” the document thus […]

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How Do I Redeem Maryland Ground Rent?

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Ground rent is common in Maryland especially with property in Baltimore City. If ground rent is on your property then you are responsible for pay a small amount of money each year to the owner of the ground rent. The amounts vary but I find they are typically around $100 to $200 per year. Owners […]

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Maryland Deeds: Multiple Tax ID’s On The Property

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Often times in Maryland the property that needs to be transferred has multiple tax ID’s attached to the record. Should you pay double recording fees when filing the new property deed? No. You should pay the county (or city if in Baltimore) and state for the property transfer per the deed and not per the […]

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Maryland Property Deed Attorney: How to Remove Someone From a Property Deed/Title

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If the other person listed on your property deed is unwilling to cooperate with the sale of the property it could be possible to force them to sell by having an attorney file a Sale in Lieu of Partition. This is essentially a request to have the court order the sale of the property. There […]

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Maryland Property Deed Attorney: Two Types of Maryland Life Estate Deeds

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A Life Estate Deed is a legal document that grants ownership of a parcel of real property (your house, your land) to two separate parties: (1) the Life Tenant, and (2) the Remainderman. For example you can give another person (or yourself) a life estate interest in your home and retain the right to live […]

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Maryland Property Law Attorney: Removing a Child From a Deed and Transfer Taxes

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I have assisted clients in removing children from Maryland property deeds. There are many instances when doing so make good legal sense. When do so people often ask: will there be transfer taxes? In most instances the transaction is free from transfer taxes under Maryland law. That said, you should have an attorney first review […]

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Happy New Year! Time to Update Your Property Deed-Title?

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For a free consultation today, contact attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, sreichert@reichertlegal.com or by clicking here. The Law Office of Stephen J. Reichert, LLC provides professional deed transfers of Maryland property deeds. Deed filing laws are different in each Maryland county; Maryland attorney Stephen J. Reichert understands the laws of Maryland and all 23 […]

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Maryland Property Law Lawyer: Maryland Homestead Credit Rates by County/Municipality

The Homestead Credit limits the yearly increase in taxable assessments for qualifying Maryland real property to 10% or less each year. However, not every county has the same percentage cap. For example many set the cap at 10% however Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County set the cap currently at 2%. To discuss this […]

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Maryland Property Title Law: Conditions Necessary to Create Joint Tenancy Property Rights

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When having a Maryland property deed drafted it may be legally preferable to create a deed as joint tenants. In order for a joint tenancy to exist the following four conditions must exist: 1. All tenants must acquire the property at the same time. 2. All tenants must have equal interest in the property. 3. […]

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Maryland Property Title Transfer Attorney: How to Correct a Deed or Update it Upon Death of the Grantor

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If you have a Maryland property deed that needs to be updated after the death of one of the owners, it may be possible to accomplish this by filing a Maryland Deed of Correction, also called a Corrective Deed. For example if the Grantor originally created a Life Estate Deed giving the Grantees title to […]

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