CHAPTER 157

VALIDATING CERTAIN INSTRUMENTS AS DEEDS

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 25, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "PROPERTY" BY VALIDATING CERTAIN INSTRUMENTS AS DEEDS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 131, Title 25, Delaware Code, is amended so that the first sentence shall read as follows:

An instrument which by its terms purports to alienate or convey lands, tenements or hereditaments situated in this State and which, prior to January 1, 1955, was signed by the persons or corporations who at the time were the owners of the lands, tenements or hereditaments mentioned therein and which was also acknowledged by owners before an officer authorized by the laws of Delaware to take acknowledgments, as the act and deed of such persons, shall be deemed to alienate or convey the title, estate and interest, both at law and in equity, of the owners signing and acknowledging such instrument, according to the true intent and meaning of such instrument, notwithstanding that the instrument is not under the seals of the owners and notwithstanding that the instrument does not contain the words commonly known as the "use clause" and/or the word "grant" and/or the words "bargain and sell".

Approved May 25, 1955.