2021 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 27. Sale of Lands by Executors and Administrators
§ 2709. Title of purchaser.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 2709. (2021)
§ 2709. Title of purchaser.

The grantee in any deed made in pursuance of this chapter shall take all the estate, title and claim which the decedent, at the time of the decedent's death, had to the real estate thereby conveyed, either at law or in equity, with the benefit of all acts and matters done after the decedent's death for perfecting or securing the title, and shall hold the same paramount to all encumbrances created or suffered by, and all right and title of the devisees or heirs of the decedent, and all persons claiming through them, and also discharged from the lien of all judgments against decedent, or the decedent's executors or administrators, and also of all the mortgages and recognizances entered into or executed by the decedent for the payment of money or interest, absolutely and not dependent on a contingency. But neither the sale nor the deed shall impair or affect the lien of any recognizance or obligation entered into or executed by the decedent with condition for the performance of any official duties, or of any recognizance or mortgage entered into or executed by the decedent with any other condition than for the absolute payment of money, or interest.

Code 1852, § 1892;  Code 1915, § 3426;  Code 1935, § 3886;  12 Del. C. 1953, § 2714;  59 Del. Laws, c. 384, § 1;  70 Del Laws, c. 186,, § 1; 
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