Must pronouns for grantor/grantee in deeds be correct?

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Must pronouns for grantor/grantee in deeds be correct?

In a warranty deed for property where the grantor is the trustee of a

trust, must the deed be re-executed to correct an error in the

male/female pronoun references to the grantor in the habendum clause.

Asked on November 16, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Courts and the law do not invalidate otherwise-valid or proper documents simply because of a typographic, etc. error. As long as it can be readily determined who the grantor is, so that the pronoun error is a harmless mistake, the document does not need to be corrected.


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