PA 13-87—SB 1157

Judiciary Committee

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

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

Under the act, 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

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