2017 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 24 - Registration of Instruments
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 66-24-110. Recitals on instrument required for registration.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 66-24-110 (2017)
  • (a)
    • (1) No instrument in writing affecting interests in real property, excepting instruments releasing liens on real property, shall be registered unless it contains a recital designating the deed, will, court decree or other source from which the grantor received the equitable interest.
    • (2) If the source of equitable interest is a deed or other instrument recorded in the register's office or a will or court decree of record in the county, the type of instrument, office, book and page number of such instrument shall be recited on the instrument offered for registration.
    • (3) If the source of equitable title is inheritance under the laws of intestate succession, then it shall be recited that the grantor took title by inheritance and the last recorded instrument conveying the equitable interest shall be named with the office, book and page number where such instrument is recorded.
    • (4) If no such preceding instrument has been recorded, the instrument shall so recite.
    • (5) No instrument releasing a lien on real property shall be registered unless it contains a recital designating the type of instrument, office, book and page number of the instrument which created the lien being released.
  • (b) The recital required by this section shall be prepared and entered on each instrument required to be registered by the preparer of such instrument; provided, however, that if the deed or other instrument from which the grantor received the equitable interest is received by the register simultaneously with the instrument upon which the recital is required, then the preparer shall leave blanks in the recital for the book and page number or other appropriate reference and the register of deeds shall enter the appropriate reference after the deed or other instrument has been recorded.
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