I tried for about five years to get Bill Lynch and his title company to vet the 1992 Trust Deed so I could enter into a sales contract. I wanted to avoid another 1988 surprise (" . . Anthony M. O'Connell, Trustee, could not qualify and Herbert A. Higham, Trustee, was appointed to act in his place and stead."). History suggests it would not be prudent to enter into a sales contract for a property who's deed may not be relied on. My basis message was -
2005.05.22 5:51pm (Anthony
to Lisa Overton, Steve Blizzard, Bill Lynch and Andy Somverville)
"I need a title company that will do a thorough title search, one that examines everything in the chain of title, and to take a clear and accountable position on their findings, so that everyone concerned can rely upon it.
I need a title company that will provide answers to fundamental questions such as;
(a) Who is the Seller?
(b) Does the property have a clear Title?
(c) If not, why not?
(d) If not, what must be done to correct it?
And to write a Title Commitment that reflects it.
I need clarity and accountability. Telephone calls, personal opinions, memos, person one saying person two said x, is not an accountable position. It is not prudent for me to rely on telephone calls, personal opinions, memos, person one saying person two said x.
I continued to get smoke and mirrors. That is why I did not enter into a sales contract with Bill Lynch.
Bill Lynch's 2012 sales contract with our sister makes it appear as if he does not know about the 1992 Trust Deed. The "Title Objections" part of this contract appears to make our family appear responsible for nulifying the Deed.