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How Multiple People Can Hold Title in the Same Property in Maryland

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There are three major types of concurrent ownership in Maryland that can be written into a deed: Tenants in Common each own a share of the property as an individual with no right of survivorship. Therefore, if one co-tenant dies, his interest passes to his own heirs, not the other co-tenants. In this type of […]

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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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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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Modifying: Maryland Deed vs. Mortgage

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While adding a name to a Maryland property deed can be done by filing a new property deed (often referred to as “property title”) with the county, you need to check first with your lender to see if doing so will trigger early payment or penalties. In other words, sometimes the lender agreement prohibits transferring […]

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Maryland Tenants by the Entirety Property Deed and Same Sex Couples

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The following question has recently arisen both with clients and in public discussions. Is special deed drafting language necessary to record a property deed as tenants by the entirety (aka Tenancy by the Entireties or Tenants by the Entireties) if the owners are married and of the same sex? Under Maryland law the answer is […]

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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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Property Law Attorney: Anne Arundel County House Title/Deed Transfer Requirements

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Anne Arundel County deed filings have the additional requirement: “Anne Arundel County – Must have the tax account number, the grantee’s name(s), and the address for mailing future property tax […]

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Anne Arundel County Deed Transfer Lawyer: Anne Arundel County Property Deed Transfer Requirements

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Anne Arundel County deed filings have the additional requirement: “Instruments transferring title. For any instrument that transfers title and/or effects a change in ownership on the real property tax records […]

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Maryland Deed Transfer Attorney: Anne Arundel County Property Deed Transfer Lien Sheet/Certificate Requirement

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Anne Arundel County deed filings have the additional requirement: “County taxes, assessments and charges. Except as provided in RP § 3-104(c)(1)7 with respect to personal property taxes, except as provided […]

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