§ 558.1 “Instruments affecting real estate” defined — revocation.
§ 558.1A Definition
§ 558.1B Definitions
§ 558.2 Corporation having seal
§ 558.3 Corporation not having seal
§ 558.5 Contract for deed — presumption of abandonment.
§ 558.6 Given names — variation — effect.
§ 558.7 Assignment of certificate of entry deemed deed
§ 558.8 Affidavits explanatory of title — presumption.
§ 558.9 Railroad land grants — duty to record.
§ 558.10 Patents covering land in different counties
§ 558.11 Record — constructive notice.
§ 558.12 Transcript of instruments
§ 558.13 Transcript recorded
§ 558.14 Grantor described as “spouse” or “heir” — presumption.
§ 558.15 Official stamps of nonresident public notaries — presumption.
§ 558.18 Certification — effect.
§ 558.19 Forms of conveyance
§ 558.20 Acknowledgments
§ 558.31 Proof of execution and delivery in lieu of acknowledgment
§ 558.32 Contents of certificate
§ 558.33 Subpoenas
§ 558.34 Use of seal
§ 558.35 Married persons
§ 558.36 Attorney in fact
§ 558.40 Liability of officer
§ 558.41 Recording
§ 558.42 Acknowledgment as condition precedent
§ 558.43 Definitions
§ 558.44 Mandatory recordation of conveyances and leases of agricultural land
§ 558.45 Notation of assignment or release on index
§ 558.46 Mandatory recording of certain residential real estate installment sales contracts
§ 558.48 Transfer fee covenant — prohibition.
§ 558.49 Index records
§ 558.52 Alphabetical arrangement
§ 558.55 Filing and indexing — constructive notice.
§ 558.57 Entry on auditor’s transfer books.
§ 558.58 Recorder to collect and deliver to auditor
§ 558.59 Final record
§ 558.60 Transfer and index books
§ 558.61 Form of transfer book
§ 558.62 Form of index book
§ 558.63 Book of plats — how kept.
§ 558.64 Entries of transfers
§ 558.65 Council’s approval of certain plats.
§ 558.66 Updating county administrative records
§ 558.67 Correction of books and instruments
§ 558.68 Perpetuities
§ 558.69 Groundwater hazard statement — requirements — liability.
§ 558.70 Contract disclosure statement required for certain residential real estate installment sales
§ 558.71 Civil liabilities
§ 558.72 Real estate transfers by certain entities

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 558

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • 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
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • grantee: includes but is not limited to a buyer, mortgagee, lender, assignee, lessee, or party to an affidavit who is not the affiant. See Iowa Code 558.1B
  • grantor: includes but is not limited to a seller, mortgagor, borrower, assignor, lessor, or affiant. See Iowa Code 558.1B
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • seal: shall include an impression upon the paper alone, or upon wax, a wafer affixed to the paper, or an official stamp of a notarial officer as provided in chapter 9B. 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
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1