2018 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 38 - Property - Real and Personal
Real Property
Article 30 - Titles and Interests
§ 38-30-158. Record notice required for same use prohibition or restriction repeated in subsequent instruments taking effect prior to January 1, 1966 - exception - affidavit as to ownership and possession

  • (1) If any inter vivos instrument taking effect prior to January 1, 1966, or if the will of any testator dying prior to such date, or if any appointment made prior to such date, including an appointment by inter vivos instrument or will, purports to convey or devise any interest in real property on a special limitation or subject to a condition subsequent which prohibits or restricts a use of such interest in real property which has been purportedly or in fact previously prohibited or restricted by an earlier conveyance or devise or appointment on a special limitation or subject to a condition subsequent, it shall be conclusively deemed and held that no new special limitation or possibility of reverter or condition subsequent or right of entry was thereby created with respect to such use, unless a notice of claim to the contrary is filed for record within one year after January 1, 1966, in the manner provided by sections 38-30-159 and 38-30-160; except that if on January 1, 1966, any person is the owner of and in possession of any such interest in real property by reason of the occurrence prior to said date of the use prohibited or restricted by a special limitation or condition subsequent, such person shall not be required to file any notice in order to preserve the validity at the time of such occurrence of the special limitation and possibility of reverter or of the condition subsequent and right of entry upon which his ownership and possession are dependent.

  • (2) If such notice of claim to the contrary is not filed for record, except when not required as provided in subsection (1) of this section, such language of special limitation and possibility of reverter or of condition subsequent and right of entry shall be conclusively deemed and held to have been only a recognition of any prior special limitation and possibility of reverter and condition subsequent and right of entry which may have been then in existence. An affidavit may be made and filed for record in the county in which such interest in real property is located at any time on or after January 1, 1966, stating either that by January 1, 1966, no person was the owner of and in possession of such interest in real property by reason of such occurrence prior to said date of the use prohibited or restricted by a special limitation or condition subsequent, or the name of such person who was such owner in possession. Such affidavit shall further state that the affiant is of legal age and has personal knowledge of the ownership and possession of said interest in real property on January 1, 1966. Such affidavit shall not be made by anyone who then has a record interest in the real property described therein. Such recorded affidavit shall be deemed and held to be prima facie proof of the foregoing matters therein stated, and such recorded affidavit, and a copy of such record certified to be a true copy by the county clerk and recorder of the county wherein such affidavit is recorded shall be accepted in all courts of the state of Colorado as prima facie proof of the foregoing matters therein stated.

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