2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 47-36a. Definitions.

      Sec. 47-36a. Definitions. (a) As used in this chapter and section 47-5, (1) "his heirs, executors and administrators" means, in the case of a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, "its successors" and "his heirs and assigns" means, in the case of a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, "its successors and assigns"; (2) "grantor", "grantee", "releasor", "releasee", "mortgagor" and "mortgagee" include the plural and the masculine or feminine as the context requires and mean a natural person, a corporation, a limited liability company or a partnership; (3) "as joint tenants" means joint tenants with the right of survivorship as provided in section 47-14a; (4) "attorney" means a person acting pursuant to a power of attorney executed and acknowledged in the manner provided for conveyances.

      (b) (1) The use of the word "grant" is not necessary to convey tenements and hereditaments, corporeal or incorporeal. (2) A conveyance to more than one grantee, releasee or mortgagee creates an estate or interest in them as tenants in common unless the words "as joint tenants" are added after their names.

      (P.A. 75-309, S. 1, 2; P.A. 79-602, S. 11; P.A. 95-79, S. 168, 189; P.A. 00-196, S. 34.)

      History: P.A. 79-602 changed wording to conform with format of definition sections elsewhere in statutes; P.A. 95-79 amended Subsec. (a) to include a limited liability company, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 00-196 made a technical change in Subsec. (a).

      Subsec. (b):

      Subdiv. (1) cited. 2 CA 119, 124.

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