If my parents added my sister and I to their farm deed 13 years ago and it was sign and notarized but never recorded, can that deed be filed now?

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If my parents added my sister and I to their farm deed 13 years ago and it was sign and notarized but never recorded, can that deed be filed now?

Our parents are in their eighties and would like the farm to stay in the family. Under the deed we each have an undivided 1/3 interest as tenants in common.

Asked on June 28, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Kentucky

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your deed is considered complete once it has been signed, sealed and delivered. Recording the deed is not required by law in order for the transfer from the seller to the buyer to take place. However, in order for you to be covered to protect yourself from future claims on the title, you should record the deed as soon as possible.  So yes, do so now.  Good luck.


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