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deed

a document sufficient to convey legal title to real estate to another

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Livery of Seisin
(before Statute of Uses)

used to convey possessory estate
-went to land, stated intent & handed a chunk land to grantee

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Grant
(before stat of Uses)

used to convey a FUTURE interest
-formal, written document executed under a seal

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a future interest was conveyed by siesin......true or false?

FALSE, conveyed by grant.

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Bargain & Sale Deed

-AFTER Statute of USES
-conveyed equitable title to the vendee

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the statue of uses created the _____?

deed
(bargain & sale deed)

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if you get rid of statute of uses then......

No deed.

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consequent of statute of uses/bargain & sale deed

land could be conveyed purely in writing (no livery of seisin needed)

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B& S deed:
once equitable title was conveyed, the statute ______ forcing _____ ___ to convey also.

"executed", "legal title."
so now equitable title becomes legal

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will a real estate contract execute under statute of uses?

NO!!! as the vendor has more duties than merely holding legal title.
(thats why we have deeds)
remember---if you hold duty other than simple (in addition to legal title) than it does not work

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French v. French holding
(hisotrically)

"the statute of uses is a part of comm. law in U.S" so we can recognize that form of deed HERE. = comm. law deed transfers ok under the SOU

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today

most deeds are all form work, don't draft own

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comm law deeds

orig. is bargain & sale deeds

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types of modern deeds:

1) warranty
2)quitclaim

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warranty deed

contains the grantor's promises about what is being conveyed

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quitclaim

conveys whatever title the grantor has, if any

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a mass quitclaim deed is REALLY a.....

special warranty deed

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a true quitclaim deed in mass is called......

a quitclaim deed without covenants

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Deed had follwing sections:
(in this order)

-identity of parties
-words of conveyance
-description of land
-description of any reservation being maintained
-habendum clause w/any words of limitation
-the warranty, if being given
-the execution & acknowledgment of the deed

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What if deed is ambiguous?
(construing ambiguous deed)

1) examine extrinsic evident
2)still problem, courts will usu. construe in way that is most favorable to GRANTEE
3)Most courts don't follow c/l formalism

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common law formalism in construing ambiguous deeds

would favor the language in the Granting Clause over contradictory statements found elsewhere in the document.
(what's granting clause say?,,,,,well, there you go!)

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does statutory estoppel apply? (ucc)

No, because LAND is NOT a good
(do use equitable estoppel)

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Escrow

involves agent of 2 or more parties to a transaction:
-items of property are turned over to the agent
-the agent keeps them until specified conditions are satisfied
-once conditions satisfied, the agent forwards the items to their ultimate recipients

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Steps needed to properly convey land by deed

EXECUTED + Delivered
(escrow)-typically the type used is cause of probs

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escrow agent will hold the...

-deed from the seller (until he gets $ from bank & buyer)
-down payment from buyer (until he gets deed)
-money from bank (until it gets a mortgage)

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Does the transfer of the deed INTO escrow represent it's delivery?

NO
a deed "held" in escrow is delivered as soon as ALL of the escrow conditions have been satisfied.
(delivery is not a physically based concept)

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When is a deed really delivered?

when all the escrow conditions have been satisfied, (not just if sitting in there by seller)

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What if deed is released from escrow before conditions met?

then NO delivery has occurred & deed is void

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What if grantor's signature is forged?

then NO execution has occurred = void

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What if grantor is fraudulently induced to meet or waive the escrow conditions?

deed is only voidABLE & title Can pass to a BFP

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equitable estoppel applies to real estate "transactions?"

YES.
-if a title holder gives possession w/ an indicia of title (an executed deed) to another, a subsequent conveyance to a BFP will divest the title holder.

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divest?

to deprive someone of power, rights, possession

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never be an escrow agent :)

if you mess up, you are personally responsible.