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I bought 7 acres of land but was deeded the whole track

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I bought 7 acres of land but was deeded the whole track which is 15 acres. I had to pay the last years taxes which he was to do after closing. I have paid this years taxes on his portion as well. I have the deed in hand with his signature for the whole 15 acres. I told the court house that I only owned only the 7. I was told as far as they were concerned I owned the whole 15. Do I own the land and and or should I keep paying his portion of the taxes if He can come back in a few years and take the land away..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Gerald-Esquire replied 1 year ago.


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What controls in regard to who holds title to land is what is filed in the registry of deeds. If you have a deed stating that you own the entire 15 acres and that deed is registered, then you own the entire property.

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