What Covers a Comprehensive Real Estate Due Diligence

Oct 6, 2022 | Buying A Home, Title Group of Tennessee

What covers comprehensive real estate due diligence? If you’re planning to buy a new property, you’ve probably heard of this term—due diligence.

Comprehensive real estate due diligence is an invaluable tool for any investor. It’s a research process designed to uncover potential property problems.

Due diligence helps buyers know what they are getting into before purchasing. Here’s why you should do due diligence and what covers it.

4 Elements of a Comprehensive Real Estate Due Diligence

Documents Related to Property

If you’re planning to buy a property, you should consider hiring a real estate attorney. An experienced attorney can help you understand what types of documents need to be accessed, evaluated, and verified.

These documents include titles, leases, zoning regulations, surveys, and tax certificates. It would help to look for the seller’s financial records and operating statements.

Seller’s Source of Rights

Once you know what documents are related to the property, it’s time to see who holds their rights. In other words, you are looking for the rightful owner. It includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Title Search (in which we can see if there are any liens on the property)

You need to know how the seller obtained ownership of the property. It is crucial because there is always the potential that other parties may have claims to ownership. You might also find issues with the way the seller gained ownership. If you purchase a property without this information, it could result in significant problems. 


You’ll also want to ensure that there aren’t any other issues with your purchase. It goes beyond what you’ve already uncovered through checking into the seller’s source of rights and title history.

For example, if you’re buying real estate in a flood zone, it can come with various restrictions. There might be limits on how you can use or alter the property. 

Other Necessary Documents

Depending on the seller’s source of ownership rights, you can request an examination of the following documents: 

  • Death Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Spousal Consent Forms
  • Shareholders’ Consent
  • Payment of Estate Tax
  • Valid Government IDs of All Parties
  • Notary Public Authority Validity

The Bottom Line

Knowing what to look for when buying or selling a property is essential. 

If you ever need assistance, the team at Title Group of TN is here to help! 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us about our services. We are always ready to answer your questions about the closing process. Give us a call at 865-392-5801, or send an email to Orders@TitleGroupofTN.com. You can directly message us your concern through our contact page.

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