If 2 parcels of land are on 1 deed, how doI get the land split so that each parcel has its own deed?

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If 2 parcels of land are on 1 deed, how doI get the land split so that each parcel has its own deed?

I bought 2 parcels of land and the sellers put both parcels on 1 quitclaim deed. How do I go about getting these parcels split (a deed for each one) as they were?

Asked on August 25, 2010 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You may want to consult with an attorney on this matter as it is my understanding that Ohio requires not only a notary to witness a deed but additional witnesses as well.  Additionally some counties require that the county Auditor approve the filing in the first instance. You are going to have to have 2 separate deeds prepared and re-file the deeds with the County Registrar or County Recorder.  Your best bet is to go down to the county in which the land is located and ask them how they want you to handle it.  You may have to provide the deeds prior to their conveyance to you to prove that the property had 2 separate deeds prior to their conveyance to you.  It will probably a bit frustrating and time consuming but it will not be impossible.  Good luck.


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