Many states require that a deed be properly acknowledged in order to be constructive (record) notice. If the deed is not constructive notice, a later lien or bankruptcy may have priority over the deed.
Defective Acknowledgment in Deed
The deed recorded ________________________ contains a defective acknowledgment because _________________.
The Company requires:
(a) That the deed be properly re-acknowledged and re-recorded, or
(b) That a new satisfactory deed be executed, properly acknowledged and recorded. The Company may then make additional requirements or exceptions.
Comment: Use this requirement if a deed in the chain of title contains a defective acknowledgment that has not been cured by lapse of the statutory time. If any intervening liens, bankruptcies, or transfers have been filed by or against the grantor, also require those matters to be satisfied or excepted.