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- CONVEYANCE - Transfer of land title
from one person, or class of persons, to another by deed. An instrument by
which some estate or interest in lands is transferred from one person to
- DEED - A writing signed by a grantor or
grantors, whereby title to realty is transferred from one to another. A
written instrument, signed and delivered, by which one person conveys land to
- DEED IN TRUST - An instrument used to convey
property to a trustee.
- DEED OF TRUST or
TRUST DEED - An instrument in use in some states, taking the
place and serving the uses of a mortgage, by which the legal title to real
property is placed in one or more trustees, to secure the repayment of a sum
of money or the performance of other conditions.
- GRANT - Operative word in conveyance of real estate.
- GRANTEE - One to whom a grant is made.
- GRANTOR - The person by whom a grant is made; a
transferor of property.
- JOINT TENANCY - Joint tenants
have one and the same interest, accruing by one and the same conveyance,
commencing at one and the same time, and held by one and the same undivided
possession. Type of ownership of real or personal property by two or more
persons in which each owns an undivided interest in the whole and attached to
which is the right of survivorship.
- JUDGMENT LIEN - A
lien binding the real estate of a judgment debtor, in favor of the holder of
the judgment, and giving the latter a right to levy on the land for the
satisfaction of his judgment to the exclusion of other adverse interests
subsequent to the judgment.
- LIEN - A charge,
security or encumbrance upon the property.
- LIS PENDENS,
NOTICE OF - A notice filed on public records for the purpose of
warning all persons that the title to certain property is in litigation and
that they are in danger of being bound by an adverse judgment.
- MECHANICS LIEN - A claim created by state statutes for
the purpose of securing priority of payment of the price or value of work
performed and materials furnished in erecting or repairing a building or
other structure and as such attaches to the land as well as buildings and
improvements erected thereon.
- MORTGAGE - An interest
in land created by a written instrument providing security for the
performance of a duty or the payment of a debt.
- MORTGAGEE - Person that takes or receives a
- MORTGAGOR - One who, having all or some
part of title to property, by written instrument pledges that property for
some particular purpose such as security for a debt.
CLAIM DEED - A deed of conveyance operating by way of release; that
is , intended to pass any title, interest or claim which the grantor may
have in the premises, but not professing that such title is valid, nor
containing any warranty or covenants for title.
- TENANCY BY
THE ENTIRETY - A form of joint ownership similar to Joint Tenancy
except neither party can encumber the property without the consent of the
other. The tenancy which is created is between husband and wife and only
relates to their homestead (primary residence). As with Joint Tenancy,
rights of survivorship attach.
- TENANCY IN COMMON -
A form of ownership whereby each tenant (i.e., owner) holds an undivided
interest in property. Unlike a joint tenancy or a tenancy by the entirety,
the interest of a tenant in common does not terminate upon his or her prior
death (i.e., there is no right of survivorship).
- TITLE - The means whereby the owner of land has the just
possession of his property. The right to ownership in land; also, the
evidence of such ownership.
- TRUST - A right of
property, real or personal, held by one party for the benefit of
- TRUSTEE - Person holding property in
- TRUSTEE'S DEED - A deed executed by a trustee
pursuant to and in the exercise of the power and authority granted to and
vested in it by the terms of a deed or deeds in trust and the provisions of a
trust agreement and of every other power thereunto enabling.
- UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE (UCC) - One of the Uniform Laws
drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
governing commercial transactions (sales of goods, commercial paper, bank
deposits and collections, letters of credit, bulk transfers, warehouse
receipts, bills of lading, investment securities and secured
- WARRANTY DEED - Deed in which
grantor warrants good clear title.
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Permanent Parcel Number
The following is an example of a
permanent parcel number.
Area Section Block Parcel
The first series of numbers '05' is referred to as area.
Area is defined by what township the property lies within. In our example, 05
represents Milton Township."
The second series of numbers
'-021' always coincides with the section. In our example, 21
represent the section of the township that the property lies within.
The third series of numbers '-307' represents block. In
our example, the property would lie within block 307. Furthermore a block
identifies which quarter section the property lies within.
Block 100 -
199 lie within the northwest quarter of a section.
Block 200 - 299 lie
within the northeast quarter of a section.
Block 300 - 399 lie within
the southwest quarter of a section.
Block 400 - 499 lie within the
southeast quarter of a section.
The fourth series of numbers
'-001' represents the parcel . In our example, 001 represents
a particular parcel, lot or farm.
Townships of DuPage County
1 MILE - 80 CHAINS, 320 RODS, 1,760 YARDS OR 5,280 FEET
16 1/2 FEET -
1 ROD, PERCH OR POLE
1 CHAIN - 66 FEET, 100 LINKS OR 4 RODS
- 7.92 INCHES
25 LINKS - 1 ROD
4 RODS - 1 CHAIN
INCHES - 1 SQUARE FOOT
9 SQUARE FEET - 1 SQUARE YARD
30 1/4 SQUARE
YARDS - 1 SQUARE ROD
160 SQUARE RODS - 1 ACRE
10,000 SQUARE LINKS -
1 SQUARE CHAIN
10 SQUARE CHAINS - 1 ACRE
1 ACRE - 208.71 FEET BY
1 ACRE - 43,560 SQUARE FEET
1 ACRE - 4,840 YARDS
1 ACRE - 160 SQUARE RODS
640 ACRES - 1 SQUARE MILE OF SECTION
SQUARE MILES OF SECTIONS - 1 TOWNSHIP