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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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Same Sex Marriage, Maryland Deed & Tenants by the Entirety

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A deed for married individuals with property in Maryland should typically be filed as Tenants by the Entirety, though there are occasionally advantageous reasons for filing otherwise. The same is true whether the married couple is of the same sex or of the opposite sex. For a free, confidential conversation to discuss this and other […]

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Maryland Property Title Services: Howard County 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, Howard 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 of […]

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Montgomery County, Maryland Property Title Transfer Lawyer: 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, Montgomery County deed filings have the additional requirement: Montgomery County – “No Consideration Deeds” must have the applicable form of county-required “no consideration” affidavit attached, or it will be taxed […]

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Cecil County Property Law Attorney: Cecil 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, Cecil 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 of […]

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Wicomico County Deed Transfer Lawyer: Wicomico 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, Wicomico 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 of […]

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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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Caroline County, Maryland Title & Property Deed Transfer Lien Sheet 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, Caroline 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 in […]

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