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§ 4-108. Grants of interest in property

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal Property

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Requisites of Valid Instruments (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Rules (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Real Property, § 4-108
§ 4-108. Grants of interest in property
In general
(a) Any interest in property may be granted by one or more persons, as grantors, to themselves alone, or to himself or themselves and any other person, as grantees, in life tenancy, with or without powers, joint tenancy, tenancy in common, or tenancy by the entirety without the use of a straw man as an intermediate grantee-grantor. These grants, regardless of when made, are ratified, confirmed, and declared valid as having created the type of concurrent ownership that the grant purports to grant.
Grant of property held in tenancy by the entireties
(b) Any interest in property held by a husband and wife in tenancy by the entirety may be granted, (1) by both acting jointly, to themselves, to either of them, individually, or to themselves and any other person, in joint tenancy or tenancy in common; (2) by both acting jointly, to either husband or wife and any other person in joint tenancy or tenancy in common; and (3) by either acting individually to the other in tenancy in severalty, without the use of a straw man as an intermediate grantee-grantor. These grants, regardless of when made, are ratified, confirmed, and declared valid as having created the type of ownership that the grant purports to grant.

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Added by Acts 1974, c. 12, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 751, § 1.
Formerly Art. 21, § 4-108.
MD Code, Real Property, § 4-108, MD REAL PROP § 4-108
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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