MN REAL ESTATE TITLES DESKBOOK
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ITEM #:  50092519   |   PUBLISHED:  JANUARY 10, 2019
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Minnesota Real Estate Titles Deskbook, 1st Edition
Examining Title and Clearing Title Defects

Edited by Nancy K. Landmark & Scott M. Lucas

The Minnesota Real Estate Titles Deskbook is written and edited by experienced real estate practitioners, and provides an in-depth analysis of all aspects of examining title and clearing title defects. The title exam portion of the Deskbook dives into topics like marketable title, legal description, conveyances, and encumbrances. The resolution of title problems section dives into the different ways to resolve those problems, including voluntary resolution, cancellation, property registration, and actions involving the courts. Written with the practicing attorney in mind, the Deskbook includes valuable insights and practice tips collected from the editors’ and authors’ many years of experience and practical know how. Order yours today!

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PART I: EXAMINING TITLE

CHAPTER 1
Introduction
Role of Examiner; Recording Act and Recording Systems; Examination Process; Tools & Resources; Appendix A – Sample Abstract Entries; Appendix B – Sample Examination Worksheets
– Nancy K. Landmark

CHAPTER 2
Marketable Title
What Is Marketable Title?; Minnesota Title Standards; Minnesota’s 30- and 40-Year Laws
– Shari P. Fischer & Stephen J. Nash

CHAPTER 3
Legal Description Considerations
Introduction; Types of Legal Descriptions; Title Issues Arising From Legal Descriptions; Appendix A; Appendix B – ALTA/NSPS Standards; Appendix C – Common Plat Review Issues for Title Examiners; Appendix D – Online Resources for Map, Plats, and Plat Guidelines
– Matthew A. Anderson & Bryan Balcome

CHAPTER 4
Conveyances
Requisites for a Valid Conveyance; Questions of Authority; Warranties of Title; After-Acquired Title
– Paul B. Kilgore

CHAPTER 5
Encumbrances
Encumbrances Appearing In Public Land Records – the Records of the County Recorder (Abstract Property) and County Registrar of Titles (Registered or Torrens Property); Encumbrances Based on State and Federal Statutes or Treaties; Encumbrances Based on Matters of Fact; Appendix A – Survey Review Checklist
– Scott E. Helgerson

CHAPTER 6
Title Objections and Title Exceptions
Title Exceptions; Title Objections; Drafting the Title Opinion; Sample Exception and Objection Paragraphs; Drafting and Responding to Title Comment/Title Objection Letters; Appendix A – Title Opinion Worksheet; Appendix B – Sample Title Opinion with Standard Exceptions; Appendix C – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.1.1 – Affidavit Regarding Purchaser by Individual; Appendix D – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.1.2 – Affidavit Regarding Seller by Individual; Appendix E – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.1.3 – Affidavit Regarding Business Entity; Appendix F – ALTA Schedule B-II – Title Exceptions; Appendix G – MSBA Title Exceptions; Appendix H – Minnesota Association of REALTORS® Title Exceptions; Appendix I – Letter to Township/City on Assessments; Appendix J – Sample Letter to Public Utility
– Thomas H. Sellnow

CHAPTER 7
Title Insurance
Introduction; What Is a Title Commitment?; What Is a Title Policy; What Is Covered by The Policy; Endorsements; Appendix A – ALTA Commitment for Title Insurance; Appendix B – ALTA Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance; Appendix C – ALTA Loan Policy of Title Insurance; Appendix D – ALTA Homeowner’s Policy; Appendix E – ALTA Endorsement 3.1-06 (Zoning – Completed Structure); Appendix F – ALTA Endorsement 9.2-06 (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions – Improved Land – Owner’s Policy); Appendix G – ALTA Endorsement 11.2-06 (Mortgage Modification With Additional Amount Of Insurance); Appendix H – ALTA Endorsement 13-06 (Leasehold – Owner’s); Appendix I – ALTA Endorsement 17-06 (Access and Entry); Appendix J – ALTA Endorsement 17.2-06 (Utility Access); Appendix K – ALTA Endorsement 34-06 (Identified Risk Coverage); Appendix L – ALTA Endorsement 38-06 (Mortgage Tax)
– Chad E. Novak


PART II: CLEARING TITLE DEFECTS

CHAPTER 8
Voluntary Resolution of Title Issues
Introduction; Quit Claim Deeds and Releases; Easements; Corrective Documents; Re-Recorded Documents; Affidavits; Appendix A – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.1 – Quit Claim Deed Individual(s) to Individual(s); Appendix B – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.5 – Quit Claim Deed Business Entity to Business Entity; Appendix C – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.4 – Quit Claim Deed Business Entity to Individual(s); Appendix D – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.2 – Quit Claim Deed Individual(s) to Business Entity; Appendix E – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.3.3 – Release Of Land from Judgment Lien; Appendix F – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 80.1.1 – Release Of Land From Judgment Lien In Marriage Dissolution (Divorce) Judgment and Decree; Appendix G – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.3.6 – Release of Land from Mechanic’s Lien by Business Entity; Appendix H – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.3.5 – Release of Land from Mechanic’s Lien by Individual; Appendix I – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.2 – Partial Release of Mortgage; Appendix J – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.1 – Partial Release of Mortgage by Individual(s); Appendix K – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.5 – Partial Release of Mortgage by Assignee Business Entity Assignee; Appendix L – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.4 – Partial Release of Mortgage by Assignee Individual Assignee(s); Appendix M – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.6.4 – Partial Release of Property from Notice Of Lis Pendens; Appendix N – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.2.1 – Affidavit of Identity Minn. Stat. § 507.29
– Racheal M. Holland

CHAPTER 9
Cancellation of Contracts for the Conveyance of Interests in Real Estate and Conveyance of Interests in Such Contracts
Cancellation Under Minnesota Statutes Section 559.21; Cancellation Under Minnesota Statutes Section 559.217 for Residential Purchase Agreements; Consensual and Judicial Cancellation; Resolving Cancellation Title Defects; Memorializing the Cancellation to Clear Interest from Title; Conveyance of Contract for Deed Purchaser’s Interest; Conveyance of Contract for Deed Seller’s Interest; Appendix A – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 30.4.1 – Notice of Termination Of Contract For Deed; Appendix B – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 110.1.1 – Notice of Cancellation Of Residential Property Purchase Agreement; Appendix C – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 110.1.2 – Notice of Declaratory Cancellation Of Residential Property Purchase Agreement (Without Right To Cure); Appendix D – Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 30.5.1 – Transfer Statement for Contract For Deed
– Larry M. Wertheim

CHAPTER 10
Actions Pertaining to Abstract Land
Introduction; Statutory Action to Determine Adverse Claims; Statutory Action to Determine Boundaries; Statutory Action to Quiet Title to Lands Forfeited to the State of Minnesota; Other Actions to Quiet Title; Facts for Appendices; Appendix A – Sample Complaint; Appendix B – Sample Summons; Appendix C – Sample Notice of Pendency; Appendix D – Sample Affidavit in Support of Publication of Summons; Appendix E – Sample Notice Of Motion and Motion; Appendix F – Sample Motion; Appendix G – Sample Supporting Affidavit; Appendix H – Sample Affidavit of Non-Military Status; Appendix I – Sample Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, And Order for Judgment; Appendix J – Sample Judgment
– Daniel D. Maddy

CHAPTER 11
Registering Property
Introduction; Title Registration Under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 508; Determining Boundaries In a Torrens Registration System; Certificates of Possessory Title
– David J. Meyers

CHAPTER 12
Actions Involving Torrens Property
Introduction; Examiner Certifications; Examiner’s Directives; Proceedings Subsequent to Initial Registration; Proceedings Subsequent After Foreclosure; Action to Determine Boundary Lines – MINN. STAT. § 508.671; Jurisdiction of Torrens Court
– Kimberly E. Brzezinski

CHAPTER 13
Litigating Adverse Claims Based on Possession
Adverse Possession and Prescriptive Easements – Abstract Property Only; Boundary by Practical Location; Statutory Dedication and Common Law Dedication; Cartways; Ejectment of Trespassers
– Shaun D. Redford & Katherine L. Wahlberg

Table of Authorities
Subject Index

  • DALTA Commitment for Title Insurance (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 11.2-06 (Mortgage Modification With Additional Amount Of Insurance) (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 13-06 (Leasehold – Owner’s) (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 17.2-06 (Utility Access) (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 17-06 (Access And Entry) (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 3.1-06 (Zoning – Completed Structure) (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 34-06 (Identified Risk Coverage) (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 38-06 (Mortgage Tax) (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Endorsement 9.2-06 (Covenants, Conditions And Restrictions – Improved Land – Owner’s Policy)  (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Homeowner’s Policy (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Loan Policy of Title Insurance (Chapter 7)
  • ALTA Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance (Chapter 7)
  • Alta Schedule B-II – Title Exceptions (Chapter 6)
  • Letter to Township/City On Assessments (Chapter 6)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 30.5.1 – Transfer Statement for Contract for Deed (Chapter 9)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.1 – Quit Claim Deed Individual(s) to Individual(s)  (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.2 – Quit Claim Deed Individual(s) to Business Entity  (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.4 – Quit Claim Deed Business Entity to Individual(s)  (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 10.3.5 – Quit Claim Deed Business Entity to Business Entity  (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 110.1.1 – Notice of Cancellation of Residential Property Purchase Agreement (Chapter 9)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 110.1.2 – Notice of Declaratory Cancellation of Residential Property Purchase Agreement (Without Right to Cure) (Chapter 9)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.1 – Partial Release of Mortgage By Individual(s)  (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.2 – Partial Release of Mortgage (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.4 – Partial Release of Mortgage by Assignee Individual Assignee(s) (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 20.6.5 – Partial Release of Mortgage by Assignee Business Entity Assignee (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 30.4.1 – Notice of Termination of Contract for Deed  (Chapter 9)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.3.3 – Release of Land from Judgment Lien (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.3.5 – Release of Land from Mechanic’s Lien by Individual  (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.3.6 – Release of Land from Mechanic’s Lien by Business Entity (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 40.6.4 – Partial Release of Property from Notice of Lis Pendens (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.1.1 – Affidavit Regarding Purchaser by Individual  (Chapter 6)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.1.2 – Affidavit Regarding Seller by Individual (Chapter 6)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.1.3 – Affidavit Regarding Business Entity (Chapter 6)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 50.2.1 – Affidavit of Identity Minn. Stat. § 507.29  (Chapter 8)
  • Minnesota Uniform Conveyancing Forms, Form 80.1.1 – Release of Land from Judgment Lien in Marriage Dissolution (Divorce) Judgment And Decree (Chapter 8)
  • Sample Abstract Entries (Chapter 1)
  • Sample Affidavit in Support Of Publication of Summons (Chapter 10) 
  • Sample Affidavit of Non-Military Status (Chapter 10)
  • Sample Complaint (Chapter 10) 
  • Sample Examination Worksheets  (Chapter 1)
  • Sample Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order for Judgment (Chapter 10)
  • Sample Judgment (Chapter 10)
  • Sample Letter to Public Utility  (Chapter 6)
  • Sample Motion (Chapter 10)
  • Sample Notice of Motion And Motion (Chapter 10)
  • Sample Notice of Pendency  (Chapter 10)
  • Sample Summons (Chapter 10) 
  • Sample Supporting Affidavit  (Chapter 10)
  • Sample Title Opinion With Standard Exceptions (Chapter 6)
  • Survey Review Checklist (Chapter 5)
  • Title Opinion Worksheet (Chapter 6)

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