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Title XL
REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
Chapter 692
CONVEYANCES BY OR TO PARTICULAR ENTITIES
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CHAPTER 692
CHAPTER 692
CONVEYANCES BY OR TO PARTICULAR ENTITIES
PART I
CONVEYANCES BY CORPORATIONS
(ss. 692.01-692.04)
PART II
CONVEYANCES TO OR BY TRUSTEES OF UNINCORPORATED
CHURCHES
(s. 692.101)
PART I
CONVEYANCES BY CORPORATIONS
692.01 Conveyances executed by corporations.
692.02 Validation of conveyances.
692.03 Validity of conveyances by certain foreign corporations recorded for 7 years; limitation.
692.04 Validation of deeds and similar instruments executed by corporations.
692.01 Conveyances executed by corporations.Any corporation may execute instruments conveying, mortgaging, or affecting any interest in lands by instruments sealed with the common or corporate seal and signed in its name by its president or any vice president or chief executive officer. Assignments, satisfactions, or partial releases of mortgages and acquittances for debts may be similarly executed by any corporate officer. No corporate resolution need be recorded to evidence the authority of the person executing the deed, mortgage, or other instrument for the corporation, and an instrument so executed is valid whether or not the officer signing for the corporation was authorized to do so by the board of directors, in the absence of fraud in the transaction by the person receiving it. In cases of fraud, subsequent transactions with good faith purchasers for value and without notice of the fraud shall be valid and binding on the corporation.
History.RS 1955; GS 2459; s. 1, ch. 6183, 1911; RGS 3799; CGL 5672; s. 1, ch. 71-10; s. 1, ch. 79-290; s. 3, ch. 2008-35.
692.02 Validation of conveyances.Conveyances by corporations of lands in this state, heretofore executed, which have been sealed with the common or corporate seal of such corporation and signed in its name by a vice president or the chief executive officer thereof, shall be as valid and effective and shall bear the same presumptions as if signed in the name of such corporation by its president.
History.s. 2, ch. 6183, 1911; RGS 3800; CGL 5673.
692.03 Validity of conveyances by certain foreign corporations recorded for 7 years; limitation.
(1) Whenever any conveyance, by the surviving directors or trustees of a foreign corporation, which has been dissolved for any cause, or which has had its permit to transact business in the state canceled for failure to pay fees due the Department of State, or which has failed to comply with the provisions of laws of this state, has been executed and delivered to any grantee or grantees, and has for a period of 7 years or more been spread upon the records of a county wherein the land therein described is situated, the same shall be taken and held by all the courts of this state in the absence of any showing of fraud, adverse possession, or pending litigation, to have authorized the conveyance of, or to have conveyed, the fee simple title, or any interest therein, of the corporation on whose behalf said instrument has been executed to the land therein described.
(2) This section shall not apply to any conveyance, the validity of which shall be contested or shall have been contested by suit commenced heretofore or prior to July 1, 1954.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 28078, 1953; ss. 10, 35, ch. 69-106.
692.04 Validation of deeds and similar instruments executed by corporations.All deeds and other instruments relating to the conveyance, transfer, lease, assignment, release, subordination, encumbrance, or satisfaction of any right, title, interest, claim, lien, or demand in, to, or upon real property, heretofore made or hereafter made, and in all other respects executed in due form, by a corporation, not dissolved or expired, but delinquent for 6 months or more as to payment of capital stock taxes at the time of the making or executing of such deed or other instrument, are, notwithstanding said delinquency, hereby validated.
History.s. 1, ch. 57-264.
PART II
CONVEYANCES TO OR BY TRUSTEES
OF UNINCORPORATED CHURCHES
692.101 Conveyances to or by trustees of unincorporated churches.
692.101 Conveyances to or by trustees of unincorporated churches.
(1) Every deed or other instrument transferring real property to named or unnamed trustees of a named unincorporated church, including a deed or instrument executed prior to May 21, 1986, vests title to the real property in the trustees of the named unincorporated church and their successors with full power and authority to convey and mortgage the property transferred.
(2) Every deed or mortgage of real property in this state executed by the trustees of an unincorporated church and recorded in the public records of the county in which the real property is located prior to May 21, 1986, shall be held to be a good and valid deed or mortgage transferring or encumbering the church property described in the deed or mortgage.
(3) The pastor or secretary of, or other administrative person authorized by, an unincorporated church may execute an affidavit stating the names of the trustees of the unincorporated church as of the date or dates stated in the affidavit. Such an affidavit is conclusive as to the facts stated therein as to purchasers and mortgagees without notice.
(4) This section does not apply to any conveyance or mortgage heretofore made the validity of which is contested by suit commenced within 2 years after May 21, 1986.
History.ss. 1, 2, ch. 86-25.