• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) Any instrument recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds before April 27, 1994, shall be effective notwithstanding the existence of 1 or more of the failures in the formal requisites listed in § 42-404, unless the failure was challenged in a judicial proceeding commenced within 6 months from April 27, 1994.

(b) Nothing in this section shall affect the validity of instruments recorded before April 27, 1994, which have been validated by prior law.

(Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 854, § 499a, as added Apr. 27, 1994, D.C. Law 10-110, § 2(e), 41 DCR 1023.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 45-801.1.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 10-110, the "Property Conveyancing Revision Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-88, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 4, 1994, and February 1, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 18, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-198 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-110 became effective on April 27, 1994.