- A Deed of Reconveyance is an instrument that releases and discharges a deed of trust. For example, if you borrowed money and used your home as security for the loan, you probably signed and recorded a Deed of Trust against the property. When the loan is paid off, the lender gives back or
reconveys” the title to the borrower by awarding the borrower a Deed of Reconveyance.
The Deed of Trust you signed was a three party instrument. The parties consisted of the TRUSTOR (the borrower), the BENEFICIARY (the lender) and the TRUSTEE (the individual holding the security interest for the benefit of the beneficiary).
Sometimes the Trustee is a title company or other third party, and sometimes the trustee is the same individual
as the beneficiary.
If the trustee and the beneficiary on the subject deed of trust (referred to as “Deed of Trust” below) are the same individual, then we will prepare a document entitled FULL RECONVEYANCE. If the trustee and the beneficiary on the Deed of Trust are not the same individual, then we will prepare a document entitled SUBSTITUTION OF TRUSTEE AND FULL RECONVEYANCE and the beneficiary will substitute himself in the place of the existing trustee.
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As of January 1, 2018, California is imposing a $75 tax on recording documents relating to real property. There are a few exemptions, including when a Deed of Reconveyance is being recorded in connection with a Grant Deed on which Documentary Transfer Tax is being paid.
A Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance is actually two documents, so two assessments of the SB2 tax in the amount of $150 are assessed.
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You must supply a copy of the recorded Deed of Trust being released.
(Generally it is mailed to the borrower who has paid off the mortgage.)
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- ATTENTION CDP: Using information found on the existing Deed of Trust being cancelled, including the date the deed of trust was signed, the date it was recorded, the instrument number, and the parties to the instrument, please prepare the appropriate reconveyance document as follows:
If the trustee on the Deed of Trust described above is the same as the beneficiary, please prepare a "Full Reconveyance."
If the trustee on the Deed of Trust described above is not the same as the beneficiary, please prepare a "Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance."
Note: Unless the beneficiary provides the reconveyance within 30 days of payoff of the Note, he or she may be liable for $500 in damages (Civil Code 2941(b) and (d)).
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As of January 1, 2018, California is imposing a $75 tax on recording documents relating to real property. There are a few exemptions, including a transfer to an owner-occupied residence. Your Guideway associate can tell you if your document(s) is(are) subject to the tax. Since we must pay the tax at the time of recording, we will be collecting it in addition to our fee.
When notarizing a signature on a document, a notary public must be able to communicate with the signer in the same language. An interpreter must not be used. If one of our notaries is unable to communicate with a customer, the customer will be referred to a notary public who speaks the customer’s language. The customer will be responsible for paying the fees charged by the outside notary.
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