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Can you provide me just a bit more information? When you say that you went to the courthouse and there was no deed on record, what do the real property records indicate as to the ownership of the property?
Thanks for following up. Is your dad willing to acknowledge that you own 1/2 of these lots?
Thanks. You don't need the original deeds. As long as the records indicate your father is the record owner, that's going to be sufficient for him to transfer the properties. So, first, your dad should sign a quit claim deed transferring an undivided 1/2 ownership interest interest in the lots to you. That deed should be notarized and then recorded in the real property records. Then, to sell the property, you and your dad will need to sign a warranty deed to your purchaser transferring title to the purchaser. If your father wants you to handle this on his behalf, he can give you a Limited Power of Attorney authorizing you to act and sign on his behalf.
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