36 Title Troubles
1. False impersonation of the true owner of the land.
2. Forged deeds, releases, etc.
3. Instruments executed under fabricated or expired power of attorney.
4. Deeds delivered after death of grantor or grantee, or without consent of grantor.
5. Deeds to or from defunct corporations.
6. Undisclosed or missing heirs.
7. Misinterpretation of will and/or trusts.
8. Mental incompetency of a grantor of a deed.
9. Deeds by minors.
10. Fraud in execution of documents.
11. Undue influence on a grantor of a deed.
12. Birth or adoption of children after date of will/trust
13. Surviving children omitted from a will.
14. Will not properly probated.
15. Mistakes in recording legal documents.
16. Lack of jurisdiction of the persons in judicial proceedings.
17. Discovery of will of apparent intestate.
18. Errors in indexing.
19. Falsification of records.
20. Capacity of foreign fiduciaries.
21. Claims of creditors against property sold by heirs, devisees or personal representative
22. Deeds in lieu of foreclosure given under duress.
23. Ultra vires deed given under false corporate resolution.
24. Easements by prescription not discovered by a survey.
25. Errors in survey or incorrect legal description
26. Errors in tax records. (for example, listing payment against wrong property.)
27. Deed from bigamous couple.
28. Defective acknowledgements.
29. Federal condemnation without filing notice.
30. Inadequate Legal Descriptions
31. Corporation franchise/personal property taxes, a lien on all corporate assets
32. Erroneous reports furnished by tax officials.
33. Administration of estates of persons absent but not deceased.
34. Undisclosed divorce of spouse who conveys as consort’s heir.
35. Marital rights of spouse purportedly, but not legally, divorced.
36. Duress in execution of instruments.