FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2010 Contacts: Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726
or Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648
RR/CC DEAN LOGAN ADVISES LOS ANGELES COUNTY RESIDENTS
TO BEWARE OF GRANT DEED SCAMS
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan joined Assemblymember Ted Lieu, L.A. County Assessor Robert Quon and Riverside County Assessor-Clerk Larry Ward at a press conference this week to remind Los Angeles County residents that property documents such as Grant Deeds are readily available to them through the RR/CC for a small fee. The press conference warned the public of recent mailings sent to homeowners by third party private companies soliciting a fee for copies of their Grant Deed.
Logan said, “In these economically difficult times, when homeowners are challenged and people are trying to make ends meet, it is important that our residents are adequately informed about the services available to them in order to protect them from unnecessary or deceptive solicitations like these.”
Grant Deeds can be easily obtained through the RR/CC online, by telephone, or at any of our offices for a fee of $6 for the first page and $3 for each additional page. The average size of a Grant Deed is three pages, which would be a total cost of $12 for the purchaser. “It’s important that resident’s understand that they do not need to go through companies that will charge them an additional fee for something already available to them,” stated Logan.
The RR/CC files an average of 248,000 Grant Deeds in Los Angeles County each month.
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