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This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Feb 3, 2005 at 10:45 AM by rday. --> 1
6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill modifies the Real Estate title to address conveyances of property including
9 providing for special warranty deeds.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . clarifies application of after-acquired property;
13 . provides for special warranty deeds; and
14 . makes technical changes.
15 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 57-1-10, Utah Code Annotated 1953
23 57-1-12.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 57-1-10 is amended to read:
27 57-1-10. After-acquired title passes.
28 (1) If any person [
29 purporting to convey the same in fee simple absolute, and [
30 conveyance the person does not have the legal estate in [
31 afterwards [
32 (a) the legal estate subsequently acquired shall immediately pass to the grantee, [
33 the grantee's heirs, successors, or assigns[
34 (b) the conveyance shall be as valid as if [
35 at the time of the conveyance.
36 (2) (a) Subsection (1) applies to a conveyance by:
37 (i) warranty deed;
38 (ii) special warranty deed; or
39 (iii) trust deed.
40 (b) Subsection (1) does not apply to a conveyance by quitclaim deed.
41 Section 2. Section 57-1-12.5 is enacted to read:
42 57-1-12.5. Form of special warranty deed -- Effect.
43 (1) Conveyances of land may be substantially in the following form:
45 ____ (here insert name), grantor, of ____ (insert place of residence), hereby conveys
46 and warrants S. [
46a ____ (insert name), grantee, of ____ (insert place of residence), for
47 the sum of ____ dollars, the following described tract ____ of land in ____ County, Utah, to
48 wit: (here describe the property).
49 Witness the hand of said grantor this __________(month\day\year).
50 (2) A special warranty deed when executed as required by law shall have the effect of:
51 (a) a conveyance in fee simple to the grantee, the grantee's heirs, and assigns, of the
52 property named in the special warranty deed, together with all the appurtenances, rights, and
53 privileges belonging to the property; and
54 (b) a covenant from the grantor, the grantor's heirs, and personal representatives, that:
55 (i) the granted property is free from all encumbrances made by that grantor; and
56 (ii) the grantor, the grantor's heirs, and personal representatives will forever warrant
57 and defend the title of the property in the grantee, the grantee's heirs, and assigns against any
58 lawful claim and demand of the grantor and any person claiming or to claim by, through, or
59 under the grantor.
60 (3) Any exceptions to a covenant described in Subsection (2)(b) may be briefly inserted
61 in the deed following the description of the land.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-7-04 8:41 AM
Based on a limited legal review, this legislation has not been determined to have a high
probability of being held unconstitutional.