Owner suspects attorney made error on title

Q: Earlier this year, I sold my house through a real estate company. I then moved next door to a rental home I own. A few months later, I checked online to view the title to my property and noticed that the closing attorney used the legal description for both properties.

I only sold the newer home that I moved out of. The closing law firm did not do a survey. They did a survey over a month ago. Is there anything you could suggest to get this corrected ASAP? I’m 72 and might need to sell the home and would like it to have a clean title.

A: Good for you for checking. We’re glad that you did. You probably were very stressed to see that it appeared that you “sold” both properties instead of only one of them.

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