2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 47-4. Rule in Shelley\'s case, and collateral warranties, abolished.

      Sec. 47-4. Rule in Shelley's case, and collateral warranties, abolished. All grants or devises of an estate in lands, to any person for life and then to his heirs, shall be only an estate for life in the grantee or devisee. All collateral warranties of lands, made by any ancestor who had no estate of inheritance in the same, at the time of making such warranty, shall be void as against his heirs.

      (1949 Rev., S. 7084; P.A. 79-602, S. 6.)

      History: P.A. 79-602 made slight change in wording, splitting one sentence into two.

      Rule in Shelley's case formerly in force in Connecticut. 1 D. 299; 10 C. 448. Act of 1821 abolishing rule does not affect act of 1784 against perpetuities. 60 C. 499. Cited. 74 C. 636; 127 C. 10.

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