Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 5

Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 5

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... do more than apprise the person desiring the opinion of the status of the title as such title is disclosed from the matters of record set forth in the abstract. Therefore, if, in fact, forgeries have been committed, or the names of husbands or wives of owners falsely impersonated, or other misleading or false statements made in connection with documentary proof of title, or if a grantor be in fact a minor or otherwise incapacitated from making an irrevocable grant without that fact being disclosed of record in the county in which the land is situated, or if the instrument appearing of record be in fact never delivered, or recorded in violation of an escrow agreement, or void for other reasons, yet in neither of such cases could any blame or liability attach to either the abstracter or the examining attorney, although the results may, in fact, be serious defects in title, if not, indeed, a total loss of title, Second--The purchaser of land today may find himself willing or compelled to sell or to mortgage his property tomorrow, and so he learns from experience that an opinion of title upon which he himself relied may be of little or of no value at all to him at the time when he desired to dispose of his property. Each purchaser is, of course, anxious to seize upon such means as to him may seem best for the protection of his own interests, and therefore, as a rule, no one finds it safe to rely on an opinion of title, the author of which he knows but slightly, or not at all. Many lawyers do, therefore, in course of time, render opinions concerning the same title, and as lawyers are not expected to be equally capable or equally technical or equally prudent, as the case may be, the result is often a great diversity of opinion as to what does and what...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663117X
  • 9781236631176