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The Role of the Deed in Real Estate Transfer

The Role of the Deed in Real Estate Transfer

Learn about the basic function of the deed in a real estate transfer, the concepts of delivery and acceptance of the deed, the requirements for a valid deed, and the impact of forgery on a deed’s validity.

Transcript

Welcome to our Introduction to the Role of the Deed!

In this clip, we’ll explain the basic function of the deed, and we’ll introduce you to the concepts of “delivery” and “acceptance” of the deed. We’ll flesh out some particular issues relating to delivery of the deed. After that, we’ll quickly survey some of the formal requirements for a valid deed, and then we’ll end by briefly discussing how fraud and forgery affect the validity of a deed.

I. Basic function of a deed

So what is a “deed,”...

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