If further evidence of the nature and condition of titles is required, it is usually practicable to have the proper county or other official furnish periodical lists of all papers recorded with him in which the name of the concern appears. Such a list would enable an auditor to verify almost completely all transactions regarding the purchase and mortgaging of property. The word "almost" is inserted with intent, as, if fraud were deliberately planned, fictitious changes of ownership might be arranged in order to prevent the name of any mortgagor appearing on record twice. This possibility, however, can be met by having the lists prepared by an outside abstract company, and having them cover all entries relating to lands in which the concern is interested.

Contracts are frequently not recorded, and their verification is considered later in Section 290.