Chain Of Title Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Chain Of Title, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Chain Of Title?

(n) Chain of Title is the change of ownership title occurred to a property in the order of occurrence from the original owner to the present title holder through all intermediary owners. Chain of Title is used determine whether the present owner has a clear title. There are professionals known as title company or abstractor who searches the chain of title to verify whether a title is clear of claims.