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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.753

Introduced by   Representative Malcolm of Pawlet

Referred to Committee on

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Subject:  Property; quitclaim deeds

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to prohibit the recording of quitclaim deeds in town and county land records unless the deed has been prepared by an attorney and is submitted with a title search that verifies that the subject property is owned by the purported seller.  The bill authorizes the town or county clerk to consult with the municipality’s attorney or the secretary of state to verify the legitimacy of the quitclaim deed before recording it.

AN ACT RELATING TO QUITCLAIM DEEDS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  27  V.S.A. § 411 is added to read:

§ 411.  QUITCLAIM DEEDS

No quitclaim deed shall be accepted or filed by a town or county clerk unless the deed has been prepared by an attorney and is submitted with a title search that verifies that the subject property is owned by the purported seller.  A town or county clerk may consult with the municipality’s attorney or the secretary of state to verify the legitimacy of the quitclaim deed before recording it.



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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont


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