See, the land on which our house was built already has a title BUT it's not under my mom's name. It's under the name of her uncle with whom she transacted many years ago. This uncle SOLD the land to her and her mom (my grandmother) for an amount but they never got around to register the title under their name. Usapan lang, as they say. You know how it is in provinces during the old times. Kama-kamag-anak. At this point, I must say that it's my mom's mistake not to do so, as it would have been easier waaaaay back. But then, we can't do anything about that anymore so my only concern now is how I can transfer the title to my mom's name or my name since her uncle has long been dead. What I know in cases where the land is named after a dead parent, is that the children can claim the land (given that they provide the necessary documents) but what about in this case where the claimant is only a niece of the owner? My mom's uncle have children, so would we have to need their help on this? and how? The title is in our possession and the children of the owner (my mom's cousins) have no interests in claiming the land (hopefully) as they are aware of and duly respect the transaction made by my mom and their father. But even if this is the case, we decided that its best to do things the correct and legal way to avoid any problems with the land in the future. We would like to transfer the title to our name once and for all.
I hope you help me out with this. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give. Kudos!