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Title XXIX OWNERSHIP AND CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY

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  442.020.  Conveyances of lands. — Conveyances of lands, or of any estate or interest therein, may be made by deed executed by any person having authority to convey the same, or by his agent or attorney, and acknowledged and recorded as herein directed, without any other act or ceremony whatever.

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(RSMo 1939 § 3401)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 3014; 1919 § 2174; 1909 § 2787

CROSS REFERENCE:

Statute of frauds--conveyances to be in writing, 432.010

(1953) Conveyance of lots by reference to recorded plat on which tract was designated as private street, creates perpetual easement in such tract for street purposes in purchasers of lots abutting thereon and their successors. Larkin v. Kieselmann (Mo.), 259 S.W.2d 785.

(1953) Because of statutory provisions for transfer of land by deed and the recording thereof, the reservation by grantor in a deed of the power to sell, rent, lease or otherwise dispose of land during his lifetime, while including the power to revoke the deed, is not invalid nor is such a deed a testamentary disposition of land. St. Louis County Nat. Bank v. Fielder, 364 Mo. 207, 260 S.W.2d 483.

(1967) A contingent remainder is an "interest" in land within the meaning of this section. McNeal v. Bonnel (Mo.), 412 S.W.2d 167.


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