OLR Bill Analysis

SB 1157

AN ACT REQUIRING THE INCLUSION OF THE GRANTEE'S MAILING ADDRESS IN A DOCUMENT CONVEYING LAND.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires a document conveying land to include the current mailing address of the grantee (the person to whom the land is being conveyed). By law, conveyances of land must be (1) in writing, (2) acknowledged by the grantor (i.e., the person conveying the land) or his or her power of attorney, and (3) attested to by two witnesses.

Under the bill, failure to include the grantee's current mailing address in a document that affects any interest in real property in the state is considered an insubstantial defect. By law, any such document is as valid as if the address had been included.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

44

Nay

0

(04/19/2013)