Omaha, NE asked in Consumer Law, Estate Planning, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for California

Q: whats it mean if the grantor is missing from a document?

1 Lawyer Answer
Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You have not given enough facts for me to answer the question. Assuming we are talking about a deed that has been properly recorded on real property, then the answer would probably be this: The grantor is the person granting another party the right to own an interest in the grantee's property. The grantor would have to sign the deed, and have it notarized by a Notary Public in the County where the property is located, for it to be valid. If the grantor's name is nowhere on the deed, then it might be construed as a "wild deed." A "wild deed" negates clear title to real property, as it does not follow the normal chain of title.

This opinion is based on California law, and I don't have enough info to fully answer your question. I suggest you consult a real estate lawyer where you live.

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