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SB 886 — Errors in Deeds

by Senator Powell

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Judiciary Committee (JU)

The bill provides that, in certain instances, a deed containing a scrivener’s error in the legal description of property (and subsequent deeds containing the same error) may be corrected by the filing of a curative notice with a clerk of court.

The bill defines the errors or omissions that constitute “scrivener’s errors” and describes the circumstances under which such errors may be corrected by a curative notice. A curative notice corrects all deeds for the same property containing the same scrivener’s error, and releases any cloud or encumbrance that an erroneous deed may have created as to other properties.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 116-0