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Cmichealjohn…, Other/Just Looking in 45417

How do I find out who the owner of my rented home is? I have 2 people claiming 2 be the owner, for free?

Asked by Cmichealjohnson, 45417 Fri Jun 22, 2007

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Christina Cavins - Realtor’s answer
Go to http://www.mcohio.org if it is within Montgomery County, look at the property tax records. It lists the owner's name.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 8, 2008
If the house that you are renting is in Montgomery COunty you can go to http://www.mctreas.org and type in the address of the property. Note: If there was a recent sale sometimes this information may not be updated yet.
Web Reference: http://www.mctreas.org
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 6, 2008
FREE! FAST! and simple. http://www.caao.org/DIRECTORY/ will put you into the County Auditors Directory for the state of Ohio. Simply select your county and go to the auditors web site. Or for 45417 go directly to http://www.mcauditor.org, in the left menu select Real Estate then in the top menu bar select Property Search. Type in the address, or a portion of the address and teh property information will display below. Click on the Parcel ID or Owner name displayed for all of the county details to the property.

You now have the information on who the county shows as current title holder to the property. Understanding that there is a time lag for title transfers to appear here. the information should be accurate. If not then the legal issues go far beyond the purpose of this forum and you should seek legal advice. Depending on how serious the dispute has become or has the potential to become, legal advice is still a good idea. There are free legal services available in most major cities and Dayton is no exception.
Web Reference: http://www.mcauditor.org
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 17, 2008
I would go to the County Auditors website and see who the owner of record is. You can then ask a title company to do a title search to see if there are any recent changes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 1, 2007
Depending upon how long you and occupied and rented the home, you might try visiting http://www.WhitePages.com and performing a reverse search to see who's name and contact info appears. But if you've lived there a while or if another tenant was in the home before you, their name may pop up.

This free website tool is useful in a number of ways, whether searching by address, name, phone number, etc.

Your most accurate method, however, would be a title search through an attorney or escrow company, or a have a local Realtor perform a quick check of tax records through their MLS or other online resource. Since the Fox's were the first to respond to your post and offered to do so, I would give them the courtesy of assisting you.

Best Wishes,

Ted Shoop - ABR, e-PRO, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
Web Reference: http://www.WhitePages.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2007
TED SHOOP, Real Estate Pro in Buford, GA
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A quick way to do this is to google the county you are renting in and also add the words "register of deeds". If you county is up-to-date you should be able to search the records online and see who is listed as the owner and when the purchased it. A follow-up call to the county register of deeds office would be great to make sure that it hasn't changed ownership since the site was last updated, but most counties keep this information current. There could be 2 owners of the home if they are partners of an LLC or partnership that purchased the home. Hope this helps!
Ali
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2007
The easiest choice would be for you to contact a title company and ask them to give you preliminary title report. If you would like we can order one for you at no charge just contact us through our web site listed below.
Jeff and Cheryl Fox, Realtors
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 22, 2007
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