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What Title Reveals that the Land Itself Cannot

Source: 
Saving Land magazine, Summer 2016
Author: 
MaryKay O’Donnell

Since 2002, MaryKay O'Donnell, Midwest program manager for the Land Trust Alliance, has taught an "all about titles" course with other experts at Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference. She has distilled that knowledge in easy-to-understand article.

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Shelter from the Storm

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Meghan Mullee

They say that when it rains, it pours. This is certainly true with bitter lawsuits.

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Cutting in line

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

A subordination agreement lets you cut the line in front of the bank in the case of a lien foreclosure or a bankruptcy proceeding. Without one, the bank can erase your easement and sell the property free of restriction without paying you for it.

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Title chain reaction

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

In recent cases, several land trusts have run into trouble with title defects. From scrivenor’s errors to wild deeds, a title search can discover many potential pitfalls and help you avoid trouble down the road. Title insurance can add another layer of protection.

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When everybody wins

Source: 
Land Trust Alliance
Author: 
Lorri Barrett

Defending conservation can be good for everyone involved. When LG Electronics agreed to lower the height of its proposed new American headquarters along the Hudson River for “a greater good,” conservation groups in Palisades, New York agreed to settle their lawsuit and join forces with LG to assist in moving the project forward quickly.