A complaint typically should not be filed without title information for several reasons. First, many counties in Ohio require that title be submitted to court along with the complaint, while other counties require that the attorney filing the complaint sign a certificate stating that title has been examined. Second, an examination of title will show whether or not the mortgage to be foreclosed on has been properly executed and recorded, title will identify these problems or potential problems. Third, title identifies all parties who have an interest or potential in the property. A sheriff’s deed will not convey clear title to the real estate unless all parties with a potential interest in the property are joined in the action. Interests of parties not joined will survive the foreclosure and continue to encumber the property after sheriff’s sale. It is therefore necessary to examine title for the proper parties before filing a complaint. Title also provides information as to pending foreclosures and bankruptcy that may hinder the filing of a complaint.