recording acts

recording acts
State statutes that establish a system to keep records of land ownership in an office in each county, commonly called the county recorder, register of deeds, or recorder of deeds.The laws provide for the recording of deeds, liens, mortgages, decrees of distribution from estates, and other documents that affect ownership of land. By making land records public, recording gives everyone notice of ownership and interests in land.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

recording acts
n. Statutes that affect the recording of deeds or other interests in real property. They are designed to protect bona fide owners from previous unrecorded interests.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

recording acts
   the statutes of each state which established the keeping of official records by County Recorders or Recorders of Deeds.
   See also: record

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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