Sometimes It's Best to Check the Neighbor's Deed Also~Vacated Streets
Interesting story about one of our subdivisions in Idabel. One of the streets on the west side of the subdivison had streets platted that intersected it to lead into an unplatted, undeveloped piece of land that is not part of the subdivision.
A civil suit in recent years brought about the vacation of that those streets. Each half of the vacated street became part of the adjacent lots of the vacated portion.
One of our clients got ready to sell one of those lots. Their deed had the lot number but it also had a metes and boundary legal description which was kind of odd since it is in a platted subdivision.
Very quickly we had an offer for the lot.
We always encourage clients to request a survey of the property they are purchasing if there has not been one done in recent years. When the survey came back on these lots, ALL of the vacated street had been deeded to the neighbor across the vacated street AFTER the sellers had purchased their lot.
This would have been discovered by the sellers if someone had checked the deeds of the neighbors... but that's usually not done here BUT from now on, when their are vacated streets associated with a clients property, we will be checking the neighbors' deeds also.
One of those times when gathering more information than normally done would have been beneficial.
Buyer and Seller have reached agreement on the sale so all is good.
Part of my search for information on these types of situations, turned up this page.