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§ 4-101. Sufficiency of deeds

West's Annotated Code of MarylandReal PropertyEffective: May 4, 2010

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Real Property (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Requisites of Valid Instruments (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. General Rules (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 4, 2010
MD Code, Real Property, § 4-101
§ 4-101. Sufficiency of deeds
In general
(a)(1) Any deed containing the names of the grantor and grantee, a description of the property sufficient to identify it with reasonable certainty, and the interest or estate intended to be granted, is sufficient, if executed, acknowledged, and, where required, recorded.
(2) Any lease is sufficient even though it is not acknowledged if it otherwise complies with paragraph (1) of this subsection.
Seals or attestation
(b) If a deed is signed by the grantor in accordance with the requirements of Title 5 of this article, the absence of a seal or attestation does not affect the validity of the deed. A corporate seal is not required for the execution of any deed or other instrument, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the corporation's charter, bylaws, or other documents.
Masking of personal information
(c) The masking of personal information in accordance with § 8-504 of the State Government Article does not affect the validity of a deed or other recordable instrument.


Added by Acts 1974, c. 12, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1978, c. 333, § 1; Acts 1989, c. 223, § 1; Acts 2010, c. 452, § 1, eff. May 4, 2010.
Formerly Art. 21, § 4-101.
MD Code, Real Property, § 4-101, MD REAL PROP § 4-101
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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