Error with a deed from the title company

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Hi everyone,

In a recent purchase, the title company made an error on the deed, specifically, they used just my 2nd last name, not my full legal name. The title company worked with me in two previous purchases in which they had my name correct. Moreover, before closing, I highlighted the mistake of my name on a Settlement Notice they send me and asked them to make sure this error was not happening anywhere else (something they did not do). I asked them to address the issue since from my perspective I told them about the issue and this was not the 1st deed they work with me. But, from their end, I should have checked the name at the date of closing.

I would like to ask/know:

  • 1) Should I worry that the deed does not have my 1st last name, just my 2nd name?
  • 2) Do I have any legal arguments that I could use to ensure the company fixes the issue?

Thanks, @Russell Brazil & @Scott Wolf for the response. The issue is that they are not getting my email and call back ( I will continue to try). At least it is reassuring that you say it is not a "big issue/deal" .

Just as a follow-up question: do you know if by updating the deed they will need to incur some expenses (e..g, fees, etc)? (I am thinking if that is the case, they might not want to do it, the reason why the lack of communication now)

   

Originally posted by @Christian Lopez :

Thanks, @Russell Brazil & @Scott Wolf for the response. The issue is that they are not getting my email and call back ( I will continue to try). At least it is reassuring that you say it is not a "big issue/deal" .

Just as a follow-up question: do you know if by updating the deed they will need to incur some expenses (e..g, fees, etc)? (I am thinking if that is the case, they might not want to do it, the reason why the lack of communication now)

   

Recording a deed in my market is only $60.

 

Originally posted by @Christian Lopez :

Thanks, @Russell Brazil & @Scott Wolf for the response. The issue is that they are not getting my email and call back ( I will continue to try). At least it is reassuring that you say it is not a "big issue/deal" .

Just as a follow-up question: do you know if by updating the deed they will need to incur some expenses (e..g, fees, etc)? (I am thinking if that is the case, they might not want to do it, the reason why the lack of communication now)

Scribner errors are common  and like Russ said corrective deed is no big deal.  Maybe you need to go OOOOLLLDDD School and pick up the phone and call them..  :)