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Bona Fide Purchaser

The purchaser of a property who does not know the seller lacks the right to sell it. The bona fide purchaser, because he is unaware of competing claims to the property, is usually considered the proper owner. However, most of the time the owner with the true claim to the property may sue the seller. In any case, the bona fide purchaser is held harmless in the transaction.

bona fide purchaser (BFP)

One who purchases property in good faith and for a valuable consideration without knowledge,actual or constructive,of the seller's title defects.Under certain circumstances,BFPs may retain the property free and clear of the claims of others.(As a practical matter,it is difficult to be a BFP of real property because of the constructive notice provided by public filings of almost all real estate-related claims.)
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A trustee in bankruptcy has the rights of a so-called "hypothetical lien creditor": a bona fide purchaser of real property or a judicial lien creditor, regardless of whether such purchaser or creditor exists.
As a result, the exclusion may relieve the title company of liability for the risk that a bona fide purchaser for value without notice will record a deed after the lender has funded, but before the mortgage has been recorded, and take title free and clear of the mortgage, (N.