2020 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 27 - Property and Conveyances
Chapter 7 - Form And Execution Of Conveyances
Section 27-7-10. Form of conveyance of fee simple; witnesses.
The following form or purport of a release shall, to all intents and purposes, be valid and effectual to carry from one person to another or others the fee simple of any land or real estate if it shall be executed in the presence of and be subscribed by two or more credible witnesses:
"The State of South Carolina.
"Know all men by these presents that I, A B, of __________, in the State aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of ___ dollars, to me in hand paid by C D of __________ County, State of __________, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold and released and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said C D all that (here describe the premises), together with all and singular the rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to said premises belonging or in any wise incident or appertaining; to have and to hold all and singular the premises before mentioned unto said C D, his heirs and assigns, forever. And I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, to warrant and forever defend all and singular said premises unto said C D, his heirs and assigns, against myself and my heirs and against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same, or any part thereof.
"Witness my hand and seal this ___ day of __________ in the year of our Lord __________ and in the ___ year of the independence of the United States of America. "__________ [L.S.]"
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 57-251; 1952 Code Section 57-251; 1942 Code Section 8694; 1932 Code Section 8694; Civ. C. '22 Section 5216; Civ. C. '12 Section 3453; Civ. C. '02 Section 2367; G. S. 1775; R. S. 1886; 1795 (5) 255; 1899 (23) 48; 1936 (39) 1301.