Terms Used In South Carolina Code 30-11-50

  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
A certificate or certified copy of any of the aforesaid papers when once filed, as hereinabove provided, by the Secretary of State, shall be competent evidence of such filing and of the facts contained in each deed, lease, mortgage or other instrument in writing so filed and certified in all the courts of this State.