§ 557.1 Who deemed seized
§ 557.2 Estate in fee simple
§ 557.3 Conveyance passes grantor’s interest.
§ 557.4 After-acquired interest — exception.
§ 557.5 Adverse possession
§ 557.6 Future estates
§ 557.7 Contingent remainders
§ 557.8 Applicability
§ 557.9 Defeating expectant estate
§ 557.10 Declarations of trust
§ 557.11 Conveyances by married persons
§ 557.12 Conveyances by husband and wife
§ 557.13 Covenants — spouse not bound.
§ 557.14 Title and possession of mortgagor
§ 557.15 Common forms of co-ownership of real property
§ 557.16 Cotenant liable for rent
§ 557.17 Partition — cotenant charged with rent.
§ 557.18 Vendor’s lien.
§ 557.19 Fraudulent conveyances
§ 557.20 Rule in Shelley’s case.
§ 557.21 Devise, bequest, or conveyance not enlarged
§ 557.22 Authorization
§ 557.23 Vested interest
§ 557.24 Fee
§ 557.25 Transfer of farm
§ 557.26 Cancellation — fee.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 557

  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • deed: is a pplied to an instrument conveying lands, but does not imply a sealed instrument; and the words "bond" and "indenture" do not necessarily imply a seal, and the word "undertaking" means a promise or security in any form. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Dower: A widow
  • executor: includes administrator, and the term "administrator" includes executor, where the subject matter justifies such use. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • real property: include lands, tenements, hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent