Chain of title is the official record of ownership of a property. It stretches from the current owner all the way back to the original owner of the land or home, which in many cases was a government.
Why is chain of title important to you, the buyer? The chain of title is what Foote Title Group researches when we perform a title search for you. The purpose of the search is to find whether there are errors or other problems along the chain of title. Title insurance protects you against any problems in the chain of title that a title search did not reveal.