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Deed Transfer

Hi, if the deed was transferred from family member to another more then 5 years ago, but never recorded, is it still legal or it has to be done again? (NY State)
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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi am,

As far as I know, if the deed is not recorded, then it won't be considered as legal. You can contact the county recorder's office and try to notarize and record the unrecorded deed. If the county recorder's office objects to it, then you will have to file a new deed. You will have to ask the grantor to sign a new need in the name of the grantee and then record it.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Thanks for your reply. As I understand there exists a time limit how long you can wait with recording. Do you know what this time limit is?
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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

As far as I know, the time limit to record the deed varies from one state to another. However, it is always better to record the deed as soon as possible.

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jheard | Joined: December 12, 2007 08:20 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Recording the deed does not affect its validity. I am not aware of any time limits to record. Send it to the recorder's office for recording. They will reject it if there is a problem.

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