Call for a Complimentary Consultation (813) 852-6500

Dastardly Deed: Using Tricks to Take Your Money

By Howard C. Stross
March 17, 2015

The predators are at it again with yet another trick about obtaining a certified copy of the deed to one’s Homestead. The dictionary defines dastardly as cowardly, characterized by underhandedness or treachery. That definition perfectly describes what so-called businesses are doing to prey on Floridians concerning deeds. It may not be a crime; it sure is wrong.

If you receive an official looking letter stating you should have a certified copy of the deed to your Homestead, and for $60 to $90, plus shipping and handling, the predators will provide that certified copy of the deed, pay no attention to it. The letter is rubbish. Here is why:

  • Anyone may obtain a certified copy of the deed to his or her Homestead, or any other real estate, from the County Clerk’s office in the county where the Homestead is located for about $3.50.
  • From the County Clerk’s website, one may print a non-certified copy of their deed free of any charge;
  • One may purchase a non-certified copy of their deed for $1.00 for each page directly from the Clerk’s office;
  • Persons can obtain a copy of their deed – certified or non-certified – by mail if they do not have access to a computer to print a free non-certified copy of the deed.
  • There is not a law requiring a person to have a certified copy of the deed to their Homestead or any real estate they own. In the unlikely event one must have a certified copy of their deed, this post has the information you will need to conveniently obtain a one for a nominal cost.

To obtain your deed depends on what County your real estate is in:

This post is provided as a public service announcement to prevent people from giving up their hard-earned dollars to predators.

Related Articles

How to Own Your Real Estate

Real estate encompasses not only one’s primary residence but also other real estate such as a vacation home or a rental property. The ideal form of ownership varies depending on the real estate you own. Below we consider the different types of real estate and offer...

read more

Sign Up for Our Newsletter




Peace of Mind Estate Planning Program Best Probate Attorneys in Tampa

Blog Categories

0 Comments

Looking for immediate answers to your questions?

Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

 

The lawyers at the Stross Law Firm, P.A. invite you to call or e-mail to arrange a free 30-minute consultation regarding your legal and advisory needs concerning business law, real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration. We serve clients throughout Florida. Find out how we work and how we may be able to help you.