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58-2209. Conveyance of real estate; signature required. All deeds or other conveyances of lands, or of any estate or interest therein, shall be subscribed by the party granting the same, or by the party's lawful agent or attorney, and may be acknowledged or proved and certified in the manner prescribed by the revised uniform law on notarial acts and K.S.A. 58-2216, and amendments thereto.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 22, § 7; R.S. 1923, 67-209; L. 1984, ch. 201, § 15; L. 2021, ch. 64, § 40; January 1, 2022.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Will Substitutes in Kansas," Jana J. Deines and Michael E. McMahon, 23 W.L.J. 132, 133 (1983).

"Survey on Kansas Easements Law," R. Scott Shackelford, 62 J.K.B.A. No. 2, 24, 26 (1993).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Recordation of certificate of appropriation of water for beneficial use; signature of grantor; acknowledgment. 86-141.

Mortgage registration and intangibles; mortgage registration; instruments subject thereto. 87-162.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Unacknowledged deed imparts notice; effect of such deed as conveyance. Simpson v. Mundee and Brown, 3 K. 172.

2. Unacknowledged deed passes title equally with one duly acknowledged. Gray v. Ulrich, 8 K. 112, 121.

3. Express trust can only be created by writing. Knaggs v. Mastin, 9 K. 532, 547.

4. Time of acknowledgment discussed; may be made after action commenced. Babbitt v. Johnson, 15 K. 252.

5. Acknowledgment must be taken before some disinterested officer. Wills v. Wood, 28 K. 400, 411.

6. Husband may be appointed attorney in fact by wife. Munger v. Baldridge, 41 K. 236, 242, 21 P. 159. Questioned: Nagle v. Tieperman, 74 K. 32, 42, 85 P. 941, 88 P. 969.

7. Recording of unacknowledged assignment of mortgage will not impart notice. Fisher v. Cowles, 41 K. 418, 422, 21 P. 228.

8. Proof of existence of tax deed insufficient. Kelly v. McBlain, 42 K. 764, 768, 22 P. 994.

9. Receiver's final receipt not within section; section construed with 67-221. Hall v. Rea, 85 K. 675, 677, 118 P. 693.

10. Acknowledgment of deed taken by justice outside his judicial township; validity. Tawney v. Blankenship, 150 K. 41, 46, 90 P.2d 1111.

11. Recorded unacknowledged revocation of power of attorney does not impart notice. Horney v. Buffenbarger, 169 K. 342, 347, 219 P.2d 345.

12. Assignment by "Mother Hubbard" clause in conveyance valid as between parties; ineffective as to subsequent purchasers without notice. Luthi v. Evans, 223 K. 622, 626, 576 P.2d 1064.

13. Agent's signature in principal's name only not sufficient in itself as bar to recording deed and imparting constructive notice. Hildebrandt v. Hildebrandt, 9 K.A.2d 614, 616, 683 P.2d 1288 (1984).

14. An amanuensis may sign a transfer-on-death deed as an owner's agent. In re Estate of Moore, 310 K. 557, 448 P.3d 425 (2019).


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