cloud on title

Definition of "cloud on title"
  1. A situation where the ownership of a property is questionable due to claims, disputes, or unresolved issues, like unpaid tax liens, potential claims from a past owner's heir, or unrecorded property documents
How to use "cloud on title" in a sentence
  1. The false claims made by the stranger created a cloud on title, making it difficult for the Johnsons to sell their house.
  2. An unpaid tax lien resulted in a cloud on title, making property transfer complicated.
  3. The discovery of an unrecorded mortgage stirred a cloud on title that threatened the pending real estate deal.

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