Thursday, September 20, 2007

query: can I use a certified copy of a deed in Florida to record a corrective deed

I'm not certain that I am answering your question, but let me say this. A court certifed copy of a deed is as good as an original for recording purposes. You can buy a court certified copy from the Recorder of Deeds in the county in which the deed is recorded.

I really can't connect the corrective deed part of the question. I hope this helps. ;)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a title agent in Florida and you CANNOT use a certified copy of a deed record a corrective deed. A new deed will need to be executed and recorded.

Diane Cipa, The Closing Specialists® said...

Thanks, for jumping in Anon. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm from Oregon and here we CAN use a certified copy of a deed as a corrective deed.

Diane Cipa, The Closing Specialists® said...

Thank you, Anon from Oregon.

Diane Cipa, The Closing Specialists® said...

BTW - When preparing a corrective deed here in PA we usually prepare a new deed and include a recital addressing the correction and linking it back to the original recorded deed.

We CAN simply amend the original deed - or use a court certifed copy - by making corrections, reciting the purpose of re-recording, having parties initial corrections, and adding a new ackonwledgment.