cloud on title
- 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
- The false claims made by the stranger created a cloud on title, making it difficult for the Johnsons to sell their house.
- An unpaid tax lien resulted in a cloud on title, making property transfer complicated.
- The discovery of an unrecorded mortgage stirred a cloud on title that threatened the pending real estate deal.