On Conveyancers' Evidence by Thomas CoventryOn Conveyancers' Evidence by Thomas Coventry

On Conveyancers' Evidence

byThomas Coventry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. OF THE TITLE TO DIFFERENT KINDS OF PROPERTY. 1. Freehold. '2. Leasehold. 3. Copyhold. 9 4. Antient Demesne. 10. 5. Gavelkind. 11. 6. Equitable Estates. 12 7. Tithes and Advowsons. 8. Life Estates. Reversions. Colonial Property. Ships and Shipping. Personalty. 1.--Freehold. The evidence required on the sale or mortgage of freehold property, is the general subject of the present essay, and will not therefore require any specific notice here. It is the peculiarities arising from the consideration of different kinds of property, that attention is intended to be directed in this chapter. It will however be necessary to ask, whether the seller of freehold property is a debtor to the crown, or a surety for any crown debtor. Judgments, if any, against him are also encumbrances, and search should be made for them in the proper offices for the last ten or twenty years, though the vendor may himself have purchased the property only within a few months, unless there is a clearly existing outstanding term on which the purchaser can with safety rely for warding off these encumbrances, and he has neither direct or constructive notice of them. A bare annuitant is not legally entitled to the custody of the title-deeds as against a person having an estate of freehold in the land under the same will or settlement; but life annuities are seldom granted without a term or some other specific legal interest in the land, and no annuitant would at this day consider himself safe without the deeds. If he leaves the deeds in the hands of the grantor, that enables him to commit a fraud, to which the annuitant thereby becomes a party; he would consequently be postponed to a subsequent purchaser or mortgagee without notice. If therefore the purchaser is to have the deeds, h...
Title:On Conveyancers' EvidenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217264514

ISBN - 13:9780217264518