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Post by Archived Topic » Mon Jan 07, 2002 3:53 am

If conveyancing is the act of transferring the title to a property from one party to another, what is the appropriate verb for the action?
As in the sentence:
"...it should be possible to {convey/trasfer/transfer the title to} the property without incurring local business tax."
Help appreciated.
Phil W. 14 November, 2004
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Jan 07, 2002 4:08 am

Phil, This is a new one on me, but according to the OED it looks like 'convey' will do the trick.

CONVEYANCING [from 'conveyance' noun: cf. gardening, banking, etc. and see '-ing']: The drawing of deeds and other instruments, for the transference of property from one person to another; the branch of the law which deals with titles and their transference; the art or profession of the conveyancer.

CONVEYANCE noun: Law. The transference of property (especially real property) from one person to another by any lawful act (in modern use only by deed or writing between living persons).

CONVEY verb: 10) To transfer or make over (as property) to another; now only in Law, to transfer or make over by deed or legal process. absol. To make conveyance. [[first appeared in print in 1495]]

<1818 ?If a tenant in tail agrees to CONVEY, he is bound by that agreement.???A Digest of Laws of England? (edition 2) by Cruise, I. page 103>

<1863 "The cost of CONVEYING a small estate is . . . in proportion to its value, much greater than the cost of CONVEYING a large one." 'Manual of Political Economy' by Fawcett, II. vi. page 209>

1881 "By this charter, De Morville CONVEYS to the blessed Mary and St. Leonard . . . that land where the Hospital is situated." 'The Haigs of Bemersyde, a Family History' by J. Russell, ii. page 30>

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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Jan 07, 2002 4:22 am

Ken,
That's the conclusion I came to, but it was new to me as well and somehow doesn't ring quite true (probably because I don't know it...).
Thanks.
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