Unrecorded Deed

Unrecorded Deed

Title to property, especially real estate, that is not registered with the appropriate body. An unrecorded deed is valid, but there is no guarantee that it is authentic. As a result, some insurance companies refuse to provide coverage for properties with unrecorded deeds. See also Quitclaim deed.
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lack the status of bona fide purchasers--at least it is not in the case of a grantee who is aware that A has an unrecorded deed that would hook A up to the chain of title.
0 then purports to convey the full fee simple to B, who has notice of the unrecorded deed to A.
Suppose the conveyance to A was not a mortgage but an unrecorded deed granting a life estate to A.
1961) (the holder of an unrecorded deed had posted a "No Trespassing" sign on the land with his name and address on it to provide inquiry notice), aff'd, 349 F.2d 685 (9th Cir.
For example, assume that a properly acknowledged unrecorded deed contains all the proper elements for validity, such as a competent grantor who has legal title, a granting clause, a sufficient legal description, and two subscribing witnesses.
An unrecorded deed was prepared on Feb.9 in the event Prince wasn't able to close and was later filed at the Garland County Courthouse on March 9.