Search Site

Are You a Victim of House Theft? You Have Rights. Contact Us Today.

As property values in and around Philadelphia are rising, so too is the incidence of house theft–fraudulent property transfers–in which houses are being taken out from under their rightful owners. If you own a house or any other properties, be on the lookout for a notification from the City of Philadelphia claiming anything has been filed in regard to your property.

If you have received a letter like this, but did not intentionally or recently sign a deed or mortgage, you might be a victim of house theft. Calling the police is a good first step. The best second step is to call our real estate lawyers at (215) 423-5500 to find out how we can help you to protect your property.

House theft can be a complicated issue, full of paperwork and records from City Hall. The people who commit fraudulent property transfers know this, and know that homeowners might not even recognize or understand when title to their house has been taken. Once a house thief has title to a property, they might try to take out a mortgage against the value of the house or even sell it outright.

Our attorneys may be able to place a lien, also known as a lis pendens, against the property and get the courts to title your lawfully-obtained property back to you. If you believe you are the victim of house theft, do not hesitate; call Kenny, Burns & McGill today to protect your rights.

The real estate attorneys at Kenny, Burns & McGill have vast experience in real estate, civil litigation, and criminal defense cases. They can help to identify and explain any legal issues pertaining to house theft and other real estate concerns.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact us

Please fill out the form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

Quick Contact Form

  • NADC Top One Percent
Our Office
  • Philadelphia Office
    1500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
    Suite 520
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
    Phone: 215-423-5500
    Fax: 215-231-9847
Recent Verdicts
  • Settlement Reached in Philadelphia Amtrak Accident

    In 2015, a speeding Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, leaving eight dead and hundreds injured. One victim hired our firm to handle her personal injury claims, and attorney Thomas Kenny was among the first to reach a settlement with Amtrak. READ MORE

  • Federal Probation Terminated–Without a Hearing

    Our client, who was sentenced to several years in federal prison and three years of probation, has been completely released from supervision after our firm filed a successful motion in federal court. The judge granted our motion without even scheduling a hearing and our client walked free.

  • Zoning Board Appeal Granted in Philadelphia

    Our firm successfully lodged an appeal with the Zoning Board of Adjustment in Philadelphia. After our firm presented the project at a local community meeting, worked with the architect to showcase the merits of the proposed structure, and publicly fought the case before the Zoning Board, our client is now permitted to begin construction. READ MORE