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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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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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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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Baltimore Property Title Transfer Service: Maryland Homestead Credit Application

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The Homestead Credit limits the yearly increase in taxable assessments for qualifying Baltimore, Maryland property. Once the Maryland Homestead Credit is applied the county and municipality must limit taxable assessment increases to 10% or less each year. The application along with instructions can be found at this link. To ensure that your Maryland property Deed […]

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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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How to Remove a Spouse, or Former Spouse, From a Maryland Property Title / Deed: Tenants in Severalty

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“So, what kind of Maryland property Deed do I need to have drafted and filed to remove my ex-spouse from the Deed?” Until research is conducted on the prior property Deeds, and the full purpose of the new Deed is known and discussed, there is no simple answer. Along with how the property should legally […]

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