Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Florida

I purchased a piece of land from someone and did not do a title search on it. I bought it directly from them and had the deed transferred into my name. I found out that there is 5 judgements against this property. Can I sue them for selling me property with judgements against it? Thanks in Advance.

Asked on 8/04/13, 8:47 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

Not unless you can prove he lied to you. It was your responsibility to know what you were buying.

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Answered on 8/04/13, 9:24 am

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

You should have had an attorney representing you prior to the purchase. The paperwork now controls whether or not you have a claim. You would also have to be able to find the person to make the claim and hope they have assets against which you can collect.

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Answered on 8/05/13, 6:03 am

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