Lexington, MA asked in Real Estate Law for Massachusetts

Q: Hi, Our home in Lincoln MA. was built in 1995 ( we built it). The developer describes the lot our home is built upon

as lot #2 on the subdivision. This is what is says on the deed. The address that the builder created was 3 Oakdale Lane. In case of future resale, does the deed have to be amended to reflect the actual street address.? For instance, would it be important to fill out a Confirmatory Deed Form and submit it to the Middlesex register of deeds? We will be looking for a local real estate attorney soon as we plan to downsize so any helpful response from a local lawyer would be remembered.

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Timothy E. Angley
Timothy E. Angley
  • Plymouth, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Usually, you would have the deed carry forward the description as you received it and then add at the bottom a line something like, "Address of the property being 3 Oakdale Lane, Lincoln, Massachusetts." You would also indicate the property address on the left margin of the deed. There is no need to do a confirmatory deed. I'd be happy to help with your downsizing sale. I have clients in Lincoln and am familiar with the area.

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