Property Law Services
Tax Foreclosures: If you purchased property via a tax foreclosure and wish to secure ownership of the property, contact us at [email protected]. We handle tax foreclosures throughout the State of Maryland. Click here for attorney’s fees and costs. If you wish to engage our firm to handle your tax foreclosure, email your Certificate of Sale to [email protected] to get started.
Deeds (Title Transfers)
Updating a title is common practice and arises in many circumstances such as marriage, divorce, estate planning, and death. There are various types of Deeds and manners in which property can be owned by multiple parties. If you would like to update your property title, please click here to complete an intake form and email the completed form to [email protected].
Types of Deeds:
Special Warranty Deed
Life Estate Deed (for more on Life Estate Deeds click here.)
Types of Ownership:
“Tenants by the Entirety”: when a deed contains this language, it means that the property is owned by a married couple. Upon the death of a spouse, their interest expires with them, and the whole of the property is owned by the surviving spouse.
“Joint Tenants” and “Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship”: this language in a deed indicates that the property is owned between two or more persons. When an owner dies, their interest in the property expires with them. The surviving owners own the entirety of the property– so no interest transfers to the estate of the deceased person.
“Tenants in Common”: this language in a deed indicates that the property is owned by two or more persons. Individual owernship interests in the property may or may not be equal. Upon the death of an owner, that owner’s interest transfers to their named beneficiary(s) or heir(s).