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House Bill No. 6488

Public Act No. 11-206


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 47-5 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

(a) All conveyances of land shall be: (1) In writing; (2) if the grantor is a natural person, subscribed, with or without a seal, by the grantor with his own hand or with his mark with his name annexed to it or by his attorney authorized for that purpose by a power executed, acknowledged and witnessed in the manner provided for conveyances or, if the grantor is a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, subscribed by a duly authorized person; (3) acknowledged by the grantor, his attorney or such duly authorized person (A) to be his free act and deed, or (B) in any manner permitted under chapter 6 or chapter 8; and (4) attested to by two witnesses with their own hands.

(b) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, the execution of a deed or other conveyance of real property pursuant to a power of attorney shall be deemed sufficient if done in substantially the following form:

Name of Owner of Record

By: (Signature of Attorney-in-Fact) L. S.

Name of Signatory

His/Her Attorney-in-Fact

(c) Nothing in subsection (b) of this section precludes the use of any other legal form of execution of deed or other conveyance of real property.

Approved July 13, 2011