What Is a Title in Real Estate?

Sheridan Lumbar - business building at 2044 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL
“Sheridan Lumbar” business building located at 2044 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL

The title in real estate are the legal rights of property ownership and they are protected and recognized by law. The ownership might be legal interest or equitable interest.

Those legal rights to real estate are many different ones – to own, to use, to posses, to  control, to enjoy, dispose of real estate or interest in real estate.

The main real estate rights are possession and use.

That bundle of rights can be separated even more and held by different parties, for example, some of the real estate rights are:

  • Water rights
  • Mineral rights,
  • Hunting rights,
  • Air rights .

In real estate, land and real property registration and recording gives public notice of ownership information.

Title evidence is proven through title report. This title report  is written up by title insurance company, which show the history of title as determined by the recorded public record.