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58-2205. How conveyances executed and acknowledged. Conveyances of land, or of any other estate or interest therein, may be made by deed, executed by any person having authority to convey the same, or by that person's agent or attorney, and may be acknowledged and recorded as herein directed, without any other act or ceremony whatever.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 22, ยง 3; October 31; R.S. 1923, 67-205.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Power of corporation to hold, acquire and dispose of property, see 17-6003 and 17-6102.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Quoted in part in relation to nonvested remainders, Eugene H. Nirdlinger, 4 J.B.A.K. 117, 135 (1935).

Articles on corporation code, Thomas Amory Lee, 8 J.B.A.K. 352, 355 (1940); Benj. F. Hegler, 9 J.B.A.K. 138 (1940).

"Will Substitutes in Kansas," Jana J. Deines and Michael E. McMahon, 23 W.L.J. 132, 133, 134 (1983).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Authority of agent to contract for sale established by parol. Rottman v. Wasson, 5 K. 552.

2. Married woman may contract with reference to and convey realty. Knaggs v. Mastin, 9 K. 532, 547.

3. Married woman may appoint husband to convey her interest. Munger v. Baldridge, 41 K. 236, 242, 21 P. 159. Questioned: Nagle v. Tieperman, 74 K. 32, 42, 85 P. 941, 88 P. 969.

4. Recording of unacknowledged assignment of mortgage; no constructive notice. Fisher v. Cowles, 41 K. 418, 422, 21 P. 228.

5. Power of attorney to husband; mortgage on homestead; power insufficient. Wallace v. Insurance Co., 54 K. 442, 448, 38 P. 489.

6. Delivery of deed by father on deathbed, to son, considered. Seifert v. Seifert, 66 K. 732, 71 P. 271.

7. Common-law restrictions on creation of future estates abrogated. Miller v. Miller, 91 K. 1, 4, 6, 136 P. 953.

8. Under this section one may create future estate. Brown v. Anderson County, 100 K. 319, 322, 164 P. 288.

9. "Interest" as used in statute construed. McCartney v. Robbins, 114 K. 141, 146, 217 P. 311.

10. Quitclaim is good and sufficient conveyance within statute. Platt v. Woodland, 121 K. 291, 296, 246 P. 1017.

11. Future interest in land may be created by deed. Purcell v. Baskett, 121 K. 678, 680, 249 P. 671.

12. Cited in determining undisclosed principal not liable on covenants of warranty deed. Ladwig v. Dean, 129 K. 636, 639, 284 P. 369.

13. Executory interest constitutes a species of property. Cress v. Hamnett, 144 K. 128, 130, 58 P.2d 61.

14. Quitclaim deed effectually conveyed unexpired portion of twenty-year term. Kimberlin v. Hicks, 150 K. 449, 452, 94 P.2d 335.

15. Owner of life estate may sell or encumber it. Alexander v. Goellert, 153 K. 202, 205, 109 P.2d 146.

16. "Warranty deeds" held testamentary in character; void; deed and will distinguished. Lowry v. Lowry, 160 K. 11, 14, 159 P.2d 411.

17. Life estate in remainder an interest in land subject to conveyance. Hull v. Prather, 161 K. 264, 268, 167 P.2d 600.

18. Words "bargains, sells and transfers absolutely" sufficient to convey title. Hinchliffe v. Fischer, 198 K. 365, 368, 424 P.2d 581.

19. 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).


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