What to do next??
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What to do next??
We bought a house in February 2019 and sighed all
the papers that we were buying all the land… now 10
months later the mapping department said part of the
land was left to heirs by the previous deceased
owner… what would be our next step?
Asked on October 28, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Alabama
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
You hire an attorney is what you do. There are several possible paths from here: potentially showing that the mapping/survey is wrong, and all the land you bought is yours; possibly showing that the land was not actually "left" to the heirs, because a will was never (or not properly) probated; suing the sellers for fraud, for selling you something they could not. The possibilities depends on the facts, but all are legally and procedurally complex: you want an attorney's help. This is not something you can likely resolve yourself.
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