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Posted 9/17/2020 05:59 (#8500109 - in reply to #8499964)
Subject: RE: two people deeded same property

If the "co owner" and you can agree on a price, do a quit claim deed. That would allow the buyer to show that he bought the property and you to show you sold the property. This would show you have no claim in the property and no liability for the property. If he thinks he can just correct it at the courthouse without buying the property, you will have to sue to exert your rights in the property. I suspect you would be able to recover your costs if you include the seller, the drafter of the second deed, and the new "owner". Someone made a mistake, and apparently it was not you. You did however volunteer to pay taxes on the one piece so that money is gone, unless you have also used the property. I don't know if paying taxes is enough to claim adverse possession.


Edit: If you filed first deed, suspect it is up to new owner to sue for possession and up to you to not let him use the property until possession is cleared up.
Also, register of deeds office is most likely separate from treasurer (tax collector).

Edited by H3f 9/17/2020 08:30
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