How to determine if an auction property is free and clear?

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Hello, I want to buy properties at the Broward County or Miami Dade auction websites. Both sites make it clear they do not insure the property is free of liens, mortgages and other encumbrances.

How do I make sure that upon purchasing the property that I am not subject to all sorts of hidden burdens that were formerly the responsibility of the previous owner?

Originally posted by @Terrence M Brannon :

Hello, I want to buy properties at the Broward County or Miami Dade auction websites. Both sites make it clear they do not insure the property is free of liens, mortgages and other encumbrances.

How do I make sure that upon purchasing the property that I am not subject to all sorts of hidden burdens that were formerly the responsibility of the previous owner?

 Hi Terrence, the best way to ensure that title is clear and make sure that the property is free of liens, mortgages and other encumbrances is to consult with an attorney. You can do some research on your own as well. Here is a site that may be able to help a little. https://pbl-law.com/5-steps-to-ensure-a-clean-title-on-real-property/