In many states, the practice of title washing is completely legal or the regulations are so lax that it's not hard for crooks to obtain a clean title
"When people come to me looking for property, the first thing I advise them is to go for the ones that have a clean title
deed, just so they can be on the safe side and avoid the hassle," he said.
Meyer is a principal and the president of the Clean Title
Agency, a real estate title agency, in Columbus, Ohio.
A number of these are being offered for sale under clean title
But land is often held by small farmers or inhabited by tribal groups, who have neither clear and clean title
nor the information and capability to deal on equal terms with a developer or corporate acquirer.
Based in Fairfield, California, and founded in 1982, Copart provides vehicle sellers with services to process and sell salvage and clean title
vehicles through the Internet using its patented virtual bidding auction-style sales technology VB2.
The criteria includes that the vehicle must be less than five years old, with less than 80,000 km on the odometer, have a clean title
and pass a comprehensive 145 point inspection.
According to Lictor's High Court claim a bid was received from agents operating from Cypriot company Libala for the purchase of Alphasteel for pounds 60m if "clean title
to all the assets - including that the hot strip mill" was provided.
This clean title
hides the fact that the VIN was previously "branded" as a salvage or junk vehicle, clearing the way for a thief to then sell the stolen VIN-switched vehicle at a higher value.
At a minimum, a lawyer should prepare or at least review all information disclosed to investors that is of a legal nature, such as information on ownership and clean title
to real estate and assets, information about the regulatory environment in which your company operates and information about litigation in which your company is involved.
Pointing out that the sale of ECSG involved a new company, Great Leighs Holdings Ltd, Holmes said: "I'm dealing with the day-to-day issues, and my concern is to deliver a clean title
for the racecourse, which will satisfy the funders, the new shareholders, the BHA and the racing industry.
"We want to make sure we get a clean title
and there is no burden placed on the town."