- KNIA / KRLS - http://kniakrls.com -

Deed Solicitation Legal But Unnecessary

Posted By News On February 27, 2011 @ 6:23 am In Today’s Local News | Comments Disabled

A company in California has been soliciting Iowans for its services to obtain copies of property deeds. Chris Hoegh, owner of Marion County Title Services in Knoxville and Pella, says once a real estate transaction has been recorded by the county, a copy of a property deed is no longer needed by the owner. Hoegh says the practice of private companies charging people to send them a copy of the document is legal, but is ethically questionable, as those documents are available through the county recorder’s office for a few dollars or less. The operation out of California, which has a Des Moines mailing address, sends people a notice asking if they have a copy of their property deed, and offers to supply one for a cost of $87.

Article printed from KNIA / KRLS: http://kniakrls.com

URL to article: http://kniakrls.com/2011/02/deed-solicitation-legal-but-unnecessary/

Copyright © 2009 KNIA/KRLS. All rights reserved.