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NewLearner

California
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Posted - 09/24/2009 :  1:03:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi CopperheadVA

Got it. Thank you much.
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CopperheadVA

Virginia
420 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  12:59:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You do NOT cross out any names within the deed. You ONLY cross out the name listed in your notary certificate (if it's pre-printed within the certificate). You never alter the body of the document itself.

Once again, if one of the signers did not appear before you, you cross out that person's name in the NOTARY CERTIFICATE ONLY - leave the rest of the document alone.

CopperheadVA

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NewLearner

California
10 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  12:34:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your explanation, CopperheadVA (I meant).

Once i cross out the name on the grant deed, do I need to put his/her name back on the grant deed or just a lose certificate would be sufficient?

Edited by - NewLearner on 09/24/2009 12:48:51 PM
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CopperheadVA

Virginia
420 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  12:05:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, signers may sign at different times/days. All you have to do as the notary is make the appropriate corrections to your notary certificate. For example, if both names are listed in the certificate, simply cross out and initial the name of the person who was not there to sign the doc. This indicates that you are notarizing only the signature of the person who was there and appeared before you, and the other person was not there.

When you or another notary meets with that second person later, he/she signs the doc and the notary adds a "loose certificate", which is an additional page that has a notary certificate on it. The notary completes that for the second signer. So now the doc has two notary certificates that properly indicate what day each signer appeared before the notary and had their signature notarized.

CopperheadVA

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NewLearner

California
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Posted - 09/24/2009 :  11:59:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I am new comer.. I have a question. I was asked to notarize/acknowledgement a grant deed that has two parties as joint tenants. Only one of them showed up to sign. I told the 1st party that I cannot notarize this Grant Deed without the other shows up to verify with satisfactory evidence. Plus I must have both of them in the journal with thumb prints. Am I doing things properly (that's what I understood per instructions from my notary course)? Because the escrow told the client and me that I can acknowledge one first, and then acknowedge the other next week! How can that be when there is only one page of grant deed with two names where I have to sign with seal and stamp to acknowledge that they were true?
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BobbiCT

Connecticut
134 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2009 :  04:47:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit BobbiCT's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Any "deed" to convey title of real property is recorded on the Land Records, either county, state, town or registry depending on the state you are in. Recording provided "public notice" that title has been transferred and notifies the assessor and tax collector who and where to mail notices affecting that real property.

That said, I've seen deeds that weren't recorded on the "public" land records until one, two or three years after they were signed. Still valid documents, just unique situations that delayed recording. Ancient days from when I abstracted titles and some of the parties to the instruments were still alive to explain "why": Building lots purchased on installment plan at $25 per month, deed was held in escrow agent's safe and recorded after escrow agent received the full puchase price ($300); i.e., deed was recorded 12 months after the document was signed, witnessed and notarized (eliminated the mortgage deed ... good old days of trust among parties).

Bobbi in CT
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pbs_notary

Virginia
30 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2009 :  8:58:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is a grant deed recorded?

Gladys M. Hamlett
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