I bought a house an juat learned the guy i bought the house from has committed fraud and now has started the process of putting the house back in his name although I've been making payments
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Texas
I call dallas dcad an learned of the situation now i'm trying to move my things out.
Hello and thanks for asking your question. By any chance did you purchase title insurance when you bought this house?
Thanks for the additional information. Can you give more details of his attempts to change ownership back to him? Was a deed recorded in your name when you purchased?
Yes he put the house in my name then he filed another deed stating I gave him back ownership of the house which I did not.
Thanks, again. The only deed back to him that would be valid would be one that you signed. If you didn't sign a deed back to him, he can't transfer the property back to himself. Once he deeded the property to you, you are the sole owner and the only person with the power to transfer ownership of the property to someone else.
ok thats why i am asking what to do because the transfer is already taking place
My point is that the transfer is invalid. The deed is null and void. It means nothing. You are still the owner. Why move? Stay there. It is your property.
Relist: Other.I still do not know what to do being that the people that will now own the house will be moving in tomorrow and legally my hands are tied because the deed is being transferred back to his name
Thanks for the clarification. Please explain to me how he legally transferred a deed to new owners after he deeded the property to you. There is no way for him to do that unless he forged your name on a deed. He has no legal power to transfer ownership to anyone.
He had to sign my name because I did not thats why i'm asking what to do because I would not know how to prove it was not me
I would stay in the house and let the new purchasers file suit against him. Once they do, you can join in the suit. There is no way the new purchasers can make you leave without filing suit. One other thing you can do from a legal standpoint is hire a local attorney to file for an emergency temporary injunction, preventing the new purchasers from doing anything. One you get the injunction, the court will hear the merits of the case and you can present the evidence that he is a crook and is attempting to sell the same house twice.David L41082.9908436343
Corporate, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and General Litigation attorney 14+ years
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