New York: Forged Deeds Conveys No rights — Statute of Limitations Does Not Apply

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In an interesting decision a New York State Court put to rest a misconception about the statute of limitations. It could have far reaching consequences. The premise put forward was that even though the deed was void, the homeowner loses his right to contest it because the statute of limitations bars the action. The Court made it very clear that this would amount to encouraging people to STEAL the property. So even if a subsequent purchaser acquired the property from someone who got a false deed from a thief, the title remains in the original homeowner. It is difficult to imagine how any court in any state could come to a different conclusion.

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