Sarver, PA asked in Real Estate Law for Oklahoma

Q: I'm being offered some vacant land for sale. However the current deed has two grantee names, preceded by and/or. Only

one of the grantees is offering the property for sale. Can they legally sell it to me? I don't know if that "or" is valid on a deed.

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James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The person can sell you his/her 1/2 interest. You would own it with the other party. There is no definitive answer for a "and/or" designation in Oklahoma insofar as it concerns real property. If you want all of the property you must get both of the grantees to sign the deed. If either of them is married, you will need to have their spouses sign the deed also.

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