What to do next if we bought that was partially subject to another claim?
Question Details: We bought a house and sighed all the papers stating that we were buying all the land. Now 10 months later, the mapping department said part of the land was left to heirs by the previous deceased owner. What would be our next step?
You hire an attorney is what you do. There are several possible paths from here: potentially showing that the mapping/survey is wrong, and all the land you bought is yours; possibly showing that the land was not actually "left" to the heirs, because a will was never (or not properly) probated; suing the sellers for fraud, for selling you something they could not. The possibilities depends on the facts, but all are legally and procedurally complex: you want an attorney's help. This is not something you can likely resolve yourself.
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