Donald E. Ashe, Hampden County Register of Deeds, reported today that an Illinois-based company, National Record Service, Inc., is offering to provide homeowners with a copy of their property deed for a processing fee of $59.50. This company is also charging $20.00 for each additional certified copy of these deeds.
Considering that this company is ordering certified copies from our office for an average of $1.00 to $3.00 each, National Record Service, Inc. is profiting approximately 96% at the expense of the homeowner. By creating a sense of urgency to have these documents on hand, homeowners are being maneuvered into needlessly paying these exorbitant fees.
Register Ashe urges any homeowner in Hampden County who receives this or any offer like thist to contact the Registry of Deeds before making said purchase.
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REGISTER OF DEEDS, DONALD E. ASHE