just title


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Just title

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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.
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just title

A title that seemed to be proper and legal, although defective in some regard. In some states, persons with a defective title may gain full title to the property if they use the property for a certain period of time, claim it as their own, and have such title such as would give rise to a good-faith belief that the property was theirs.

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