Bulletin: MO2019002

Date:
November 06, 2019
To:
All Missouri Issuing Offices
RE:
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - New Legislation - RSMo442.135 - L. 2019 S.B. 36, § A, effective August 28, 2019

Dear Associates:

This new legislation, now in effect, provides 1. If a property is subdivided and a new property description is created, such property description shall include the name, and professional license number, if applicable, of the person that created the property description.

2. No person shall submit for recording a conveyance of any property under subsection 1 of this section unless the property description of such property contains the information required in subsection 1 of this section.

Since this is new legislation, there is no case law. The question I receive is “What if a conveyance is recorded which does not contain the required information?”

In that instance, raise the following exception: “Consequence of failure to comply with RSMo 442.135 (2019).

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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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