2020 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 11. Escheats
Subchapter I. Intestate Property
§ 1116 Conveyance of certain escheated real property previously owned by a religious body.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 1116. (2020)
§ 1116. Conveyance of certain escheated real property previously owned by a religious body.

The Secretary of State shall convey to a properly organized corporation of this State whatever title the State may have in any real property which was formerly held by or for a religious body and which has or may have escheated provided that:

(1) The Secretary is satisfied that the grantee corporation is the proper successor to the body previously holding equitable or legal title to the property;

(2) A certified copy of the recorded certificate of incorporation of the grantee corporation is provided;

(3) Prior notice of any such proposed conveyance is given by registered mail to the record title holders where known; and

(4) Notice of such proposed conveyance is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property is situated each week for 3 weeks prior to the execution of the conveyance.

All expenses of such conveyance and notices shall be paid by the grantee corporation.

Code 1852, § 1587;  Code 1915, § 123;  Code 1935, § 112;  42 Del. Laws, c. 57, § 1;  12 Del. C. 1953, § 1101;  49 Del. Laws, c. 51;  60 Del. Laws, c. 292, § 1;  70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 
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