covenant of seisin


covenant of seisin
A covenant of title, otherwise known as a covenant of good right to convey, is a general covenant that the grantor is lawfully seised and has the right to convey the property at the time of the execution of the conveyance, extending to the land itself and to whatever is properly appurtenant to, and passing by, the conveyance of the land. 20 Am J2d Cov § 73. See seisin.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • covenant of seisin — An assurance to the purchaser that the grantor has the very estate in quantity and quality which he purports to convey …   Black's law dictionary

  • covenant of seisin — An assurance to the purchaser that the grantor has the very estate in quantity and quality which he purports to convey …   Black's law dictionary

  • seisin — sei·sin or sei·zin / sēz ən/ n [Anglo French seisine, from Old French saisine act of taking possession, from saisir to seize, of Germanic origin] 1: the possession of land or chattels: as a: the possession of land arising from livery of seisin… …   Law dictionary

  • covenant — cov·e·nant / kə və nənt/ n 1: an official agreement or compact an international covenant on human rights 2 a: a contract in its entirety or a promise within a contract for the performance or nonperformance of a particular act a covenant not to… …   Law dictionary

  • seisin — /siyzan/ Possession of real property under claim of freehold estate. The completion of the feudal investiture, by which the tenant was admitted into the feud, and performed the rights of homage and fealty. Possession with an intent on the part of …   Black's law dictionary

  • covenant of good right to convey — A synonym of covenant of seisin. See covenant of seisin …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • seisin — The possession of a freehold estate by the owner. 42 Am J1st Prop § 45. The possession of land coupled with the right to possess it and a freehold estate therein, practically the same thing as ownership. Holt v Ruleau, 83 Vt 151, 74 A 1005. For… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • title covenants — Covenants ordinarily inserted in conveyances, being required by the purchaser as protection against insufficiency of title obtained by him from the vendor. 20 Am J2d Cov § 43. Covenants for title appearing in a lease. A lessor s covenant for… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Warranty deed — A general warranty deed is a type of deed where the grantor (seller) guarantees that he or she holds clear title to a piece of real estate and has a right to sell it to the grantee (buyer). The guarantee is not limited to the time the grantor… …   Wikipedia

  • English covenants — noun In the law of real property, a set of six traditional covenants of title made by the seller of a parcel of land to the buyer of that parcel. See Also: covenant of seisin, covenant of the right to convey, covenant against encumbrances,… …   Wiktionary


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