Essential Elements of Title:

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title The union of all elements (as ownership, possession, and custody) constituting the legal right to control and dispose of property; the legal link between a person who owns property and the property itself (possession and right of possession).

ownership – the “bundle of rights” to possess, use, manage, enjoy, &/or convey property, by the person who has both title and dominion over it.

custody – control or care, and obligation of safeguard, of a thing, for inspection, preservation, or security; not possession.

possession – the detention or use of a physical thing with the intent to hold it as one’s own.

right of possession – a person’s right to occupy and enjoy property.