Did you get a title search done when you bought the house. A title search is a procedure performed when a parcel of property is being transferred to new ownership, through either a sale or inheritance. The purpose of this report is to investigate the history of the property through relevant records for any variances or irregularities associated with the property.
You can also get information from the property appraiser records for Sarasota County - http://www.sc-pa.com/content/search_real_property.asp.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL