(a) The Superior Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all matters relating to the sale of real property in which the General Assembly before June 1, 1886, exercised jurisdiction when, by reason of the condition of the parties in interest or the limitations of any will or deed, no person or persons have power to convey a legal title to the real property. The court may make all lawful orders or decrees necessary to the full exercise of such jurisdiction.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 52-12

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.

(b) The court, if any of the parties whose interest may be affected is not represented by counsel, or for other satisfactory reasons, may direct the state’s attorney for the judicial district in which the action is pending to appear, to investigate the allegations of the complaint and to do all things necessary or advisable to protect all interests not actually represented in court by counsel. The necessary expenses incurred under the direction of the court by the state’s attorney shall be taxed as a cost of the action, to be paid by the parties as the court directs.

(c) All such orders and decrees shall be recorded in the land records of the town in which any real property affected thereby is situated. A certificate signed by the town clerk that the town record has been made shall be returned to the Superior Court and become a part of the record in the action.