Definition of "Cloud on title"

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Kimberly Ward Broker, Real Estate Agent Market Group Real Estate

Also called a title defect. Any claim, lien, or encumbrance which, if valid, may impair the owners title to the property. This cloud does not hinder transfer of ownership on the property, but may reduce its market value. See also quitclaim deed.

 

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