2020 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 27 - Property and Conveyances
Chapter 5 - Estates And Construction Of Documents Creating Estates
Section 27-5-130. Deeds of real estate to pass entire estate; conveyance of fee simple absolute; construction of conflicting language.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 27-5-130 (2020)

(A) Every deed of real estate executed after December 31, 1993, passes to the grantee the entire interest of the grantor in the property described in the deed, unless provided to the contrary in the deed.

(B) Words of inheritance or succession are unnecessary to convey property in fee simple absolute.

(C) This section modifies the common law and only applies to deeds executed after December 31, 1993.

(D) In the event of a discrepancy between a deed and any addendum or attachment thereto where the words of inheritance or succession are contained in one of the documents, but not in all documents, or where conflicting language exists as to whether or not the grantor intended to convey a fee simple or a life estate interest in the real property, it is presumed rebuttable by clear and convincing evidence that the grantor intended to convey a fee simple absolute interest in the real property if he owned such an interest or his entire interest in the property if he did not own it in fee simple.

HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 51, Section 1.

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