Transfers - REAL PROPERTY TRANSFERS R Once title conveyed,...

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REAL PROPERTY TRANSFERS R Once title conveyed, subsequent documents affecting title are recorded in a public repository (e.g. court house, recorder’s office registry) R In the US (with few exceptions) we make use of a recordation of deeds (ROD) system (as opposed to a registration of title system) R Unless indicated to the contrary, a conveyance is assumed to transfer fee simple Chain of Title In a ROD system evidence of title is recorded (not title) To prove title it is necessary to search back and show a continuous record from first conveyance - this compilation of documents is known as a “chain of title” Chain of title can be restricted through legislation (Marketable Title Act) OR eliminated by litigation or judicial decree (Mass Land Court)
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US PATENT
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Grant Deed Implies that estate not previously conveyed to another party and unencumbered unless stated Quitclaim Deed Grantor simply conveys whatever right(s) (s)he has at time of conveyance
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