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VESTING
  • The following tenancy types are recognized: Tenants in Common and Joint Tenants         
  • The non-titled spouse is NOT required to join in the execution of the security instrument         
  • Acceptable instruments for transferring ownership of real property: Warranty Deed or Quitclaim Deed (OP236 tax form for the state of Connecticut must be filed with deed)         
 
RELEASE
  • Release of Mortgage         
 
POWER OF ATTORNEY
  • Must be durable         
 
TAX DUE DATES         
  • 1st Installment is due on July 1 / 2nd Installment is due on January 1         
  • All tax checks will be made payable to the Tax Collector - Town of ______________         
 
MORTGAGE/TRANSFER TAX         
  • No Mortgage tax         
  • Transfer Tax is charged as follows:  Municipal Tax:  0.0025 or 0.0050 times consideration of $2000 or more / / State Tax:  0.005 to 0.01 times consideration of $2000 or more depending on property type         
 
SECURITY INSTRUMENT RECORDING REQUIREMENTS         
  • The grantee's address must be included at the end of document being submitted for recording         
  • Two witnesses are required and the notary may be one of them         
  • All original signatures must have names typed or printed under signature line         
  • The notary's seal or stamp is not required         
  • All documents submitted for recording must be sent to the Town of _______________         
 
WHO MAY SERVE AS TRUSTEE ON DEED OF TRUST         
  • Not required         
 
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
  • JUDGMENTS IN FAVOR OF U.S. - 20 years         
  • ALL OTHER JUDGMENTS - 20 years         
  • STATE OF CONNECTICUT TAX LIENS - 20 years         
  • FEDERAL TAX LIENS - 10 years         
  • MECHANICS LIEN - 1 year         
  • ESTATE TAX - 10 years         
  • FINANCING STATEMENT - 5 years         
  • HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION - 3 years         
 

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