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What Happens To Property After Divorce In Maryland?

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In Maryland, a married couple may own property together as tenants by the entirety. In order for a tenancy by the entirety to exist, the following five conditions must exist: 1. Tenants must acquire the property at the same time. 2. Tenants must have equal interest in the property. 3. Tenants must acquire title by […]

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May 15, 2019 – Baltimore City Office of Finance Hacked, Deed Recording Delays

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We recently learned that the computer system at the Baltimore City Office of Finance has been hacked, causing the City of Baltimore to shut down the computer systems for the Tax and Land Records and the Office of Finance indefinitely. As a result, Baltimore City is unable to issue lien certifications, utility bills, or tax […]

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Maryland Estate Planning; How Can I Transfer a Deed?

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In order to change the name on a deed, a new deed must be created. Drafting a deed is an extensive process. The deed needs to include if there was consideration for the change. The deed needs to have a certificate of preparation and signature stating who created it. Also, the deed needs to be […]

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Recorded Deed Notice Letters

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Beware of solicitation letters titled “Recorded Deed Notice” attempting to provide you with a copy of your deed and property assessment profile for a fee. These letters are scams. Your attorney will provide you with an e-copy of your deed at the end of the deed preparation process. Companies send these to everyone who had […]

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Adding Spouses to the Deed of a Bequeathed Property

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The deceased bequeaths house to family member in their will. The family member wants to add their spouse to the deed as Tenant by Entireties (T by E). The best way to handle this situation is to draft and file separate deeds, showing the clear chain of title. The reason for this is that there […]

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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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