What is the legal date of a Deed, the date signed or the date recorded in the County Records?...Hi, my husband and I just bought our first home, a foreclosure. There were several companies/banks involved in the transfer, but only one was the recorded owner. Our Special Warranty Deed was signed by Company A (not the registered owner) on November 1, and a [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/quitclaim-deed.html]Quit Claim Deed[/url] was signed by Company B (the registered owner) to Company A on November 18. The documents were recorded into Public record in the County in the correct order, but my question is... can Company A sign a property to us on November 1 that they did not own until November 18? Which date is the legal date of the document, the signed date, or the recorded date (which was actually 3 months later)? Please help! Thanks!!