Trying to fix title defects: previous owner's mortgage discharges not recordedI'm in the process of selling my home but the title is found to be clouded because the previous owner's mortgage discharges (three of them!) were not recorded. One of them was from when I bought the property 8 years ago, the closing attorney failed to record the discharge from the seller's lender. The other two were from the seller's previously closed mortgages, again the closing attorney failed to find such existing defects or misplaced the proof of payoff/discharge.I have reached out to the closing attorney, who is looking for the right documents now, but there is no guarantee that he will find all three missing discharges.So now I wonder what else I can do to fix these defects? Can I go after that closing attorney for any loss/cost in fixing the title? Any advice would be highly appreciated.July 12 2013 - Boston00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.