Deed rip-off

Record retrieval company gouging customers

Florida Record Retrieval Inc. of Plantation is contacting Lee County property owners by mail with an offer to obtain certified copies of deeds. The problem with the offer is that this firm charges $55 plus $4.50 in postage and handling for a document that can be purchased directly from the county for as little as $2.50.

If you own property in Lee County, you can view your deed online at Lee County Clerk of Courts under the option search/download official records. It is always a good idea to check your deeds for accuracy of information contained on them. It is much easier to fix a problem now, rather than have a property closing delayed due to a clerical problem with a deed.

Official warns of costly records [News-Press]

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