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Clear Title

The title to a property where there are no competing claims, liens, or anything else that would hinder its transfer. That is, if a property has undisputed ownership, its owner is said to have clear title. An owner with clear title may sell the property without any legal difficulties. Generally speaking, a real estate broker researches a property to ensure that there are no competing claims. See also: Quitclaim deed, Title search.

absolute title

A title to real estate without any competing claims such as IRS liens, prior mortgages, leases, easements, or spousal claims. A lender will usually require either clear title in the borrower, or waivers by other parties, so the lender will have absolute title if it has to foreclose. Also called clear title.

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Thompson did not suspend his absolute title and enjoyment of such property.
Sale through the bankruptcy process requires court approval which conveys absolute title.
If they can prove absolute title then their title will be equal to or better than the title the provincial crown claims to exert over the land.
Legal provisions grant the EDA the right to lease or sublease, but not sell, its interest in the jail; in contrast, it has the right to sell its leasehold interest in the governmental projects but may not convey a fee simple absolute title.
This title will be open to challenge from the real owner of the land, but if no claim has been made to the land some 12 to 15 years later then this Possessory Title can be upgraded to Absolute Title - and yours to keep.
This title is often given where the freehold is unregistered or where the freehold is registered with a less than an absolute title.
P&W's fee simple absolute title to the 33-acre parcel was confirmed by the Rhode Island Supreme Court in 1999, and its fee simple absolute title to the 12-acre parcel was confirmed by the Rhode Island Superior Court in 2000.
In April, the Rhode Island Supreme Court confirmed the Company's fee simple absolute title to a 33 acre portion of the waterfront site.
After 12 years of holding Possessory Title of the land you can apply to have it upgraded to Absolute Title, which will make it yours permanently.