Mississippi Land Patent question - please help

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I will keep it simple. 

I purchased a parcel through the SOS tax forfeited land website, otc, and received a land patent from the state. Its filed with the chancery clerk. Its in my name. Its not a certificate, redemption certificate, etc.. I have the land patent for the parcel in my name.

I need to know the next steps to get a clear title. I am having a hell of a time having a real estate lawyer return any emails. I want to sell this property.

Does anyone have any experience with land patents?

Even though you purchased from the State you will need to file a Complaint to Quiet/Confirm Patent. The steps are laid out in Mississippi statutory law but it would be difficult for a non-attorney to handle. Try reaching out to attorneys other than those who are real estate only. Many attorneys are capable of handling this type of thing as it is more of a litigation/transactional type action. If you don't have any luck, contact the Chancery Clerk's office in the county where you have the property. They should be able to provide you with a few names. Good luck!

Originally posted by @David Wayne :

I will keep it simple. 

I purchased a parcel through the SOS tax forfeited land website, otc, and received a land patent from the state. Its filed with the chancery clerk. Its in my name. Its not a certificate, redemption certificate, etc.. I have the land patent for the parcel in my name.

I need to know the next steps to get a clear title. I am having a hell of a time having a real estate lawyer return any emails. I want to sell this property.

Does anyone have any experience with land patents?

Did you ever get this resolved?

Thank you

Originally posted by @Russell Jordan :

Even though you purchased from the State you will need to file a Complaint to Quiet/Confirm Patent. The steps are laid out in Mississippi statutory law but it would be difficult for a non-attorney to handle. Try reaching out to attorneys other than those who are real estate only. Many attorneys are capable of handling this type of thing as it is more of a litigation/transactional type action. If you don't have any luck, contact the Chancery Clerk's office in the county where you have the property. They should be able to provide you with a few names. Good luck!

No I didn't.. I did a lot of research, spoke with a lot of people.. would really like to just get it out of my hands as I dont have the $$ to move forward.

Originally posted by @Demetrius Baldwin :
Originally posted by @David Wayne:

I will keep it simple. 

I purchased a parcel through the SOS tax forfeited land website, otc, and received a land patent from the state. Its filed with the chancery clerk. Its in my name. Its not a certificate, redemption certificate, etc.. I have the land patent for the parcel in my name.

I need to know the next steps to get a clear title. I am having a hell of a time having a real estate lawyer return any emails. I want to sell this property.

Does anyone have any experience with land patents?

Did you ever get this resolved?

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