For Tax Deed sale in California, I need to do my due diligence before bidding. Should I check the title with a real estate attorney? What unique information could an attorney retrieve that is not public otherwise (that I could find alone)?
California is a Title Company state as Attorney Closings do not happen in California! You can get a preliminary title report from any title company provided your willing to pay for it, prices will vary depending on location!
Depending on how many of these you intend to look at you could get a data feed that has at least recorded TD’s and any recorded liens!