Probate Practice and Procedure

Collection and Management of Decedents' Estates

SECTION 33-9-29

§ 33-9-29. Descent or distribution of real estate to be recorded.

When the real property of any deceased person, or any part thereof or interest therein, is devised or distributed or set out to the devisee or devisees, heir or heirs, or spouse of the decedent, or is legally divided by all the persons interested, or descends to the heir or heirs or spouse of the decedent, the executor or administrator of the decedent, shall cause a certificate of descent to be recorded in the land evidence records of every city or town in which real property of the decedent is situated, and it shall constitute prima facie evidence of the facts stated in it, so far as those facts affect real estate of the decedent.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 296, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 589, § 2.)