It is true, some settlement agents have access to and know how to complete the blanks in a deed template. However, that does not give them approval to prepare deeds for any and all reasons.
Settlement agents are only authorized to complete deeds to consummate real estate transactions which may include title clearance matters. It is crucial settlement agents identify appropriate and inappropriate requests.
This story demonstrates how the preparation and recordation of a “correction deed” could have lent credibility to an elaborate scheme the perpetrators were committing.
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