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  • PART II REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • TITLE I TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY
  • CHAPTER 185 THE LAND COURT AND REGISTRATION OF TITLE TO LAND

Section 1 - Jurisdiction; place of sittings; rules and forms of procedure

Section 2 - Justices and chief justice

Section 21/2 - Deputy court administrator

Section 2A - Repealed, 1937, 409, Sec. 4

Section 3 - Scheduling of sessions

Section 3A - Permit session of the land court department; jurisdiction; transfer of actions; assignment of cases; case management; mediation

Section 4 - Processes

Section 5 - Repealed, 1978, 478, Sec. 84

Section 6 - Recorder; appointment; powers and duties

Section 7 - Custody and control of papers and documents

Section 8 - Places recorder or deputy allowed to act

Section 9 - Facsimile signature of recorder

Section 10 - Registers of deeds acting as assistant recorders

Section 10A - Technical assistants; termination

Section 11 - Oath and bond of recorder and assistant recorders; additional duties

Section 12 - Examiners of title; appointment; acting for recorder

Section 13 - Court officers

Section 13A - Stenographers

Section 14 - Salaries and expenses; practice of law; fees

Section 15 - Trial of causes and questions of fact; jury trials; transfer of actions to superior court

Section 15A - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 26

Section 16 - Appeal from judgment for jury trial

Section 17 - Certification from clerk of superior court to land court; further proceedings before land court

Section 18, 19 - Repealed, 1973, 1114, Sec. 27

Section 20 - Repealed, 1931, 387, Sec. 2

Section 21 - Costs

Section 22 - Filing of writs, complaints, bills and pleadings

Section 23 - Filing and indexing of final judgments and executions in county where land lies

Section 24 - Reference to examiner; examination and report

Section 25 - Powers of land court

Section 25A - Power of land court to enforce orders, sentences, judgments and decrees; contempts

Section 26 - Complaints for registration of title

Section 26A - Complaints for confirmation of title without registration

Section 27 - Filing of petition; memorandum relating to petition; duties of assistant recorder

Section 28 - Form and content of complaint

Section 29 - Land bounded on public or private way; content of complaint

Section 30 - Complaint or registration made subject to existing recorded mortgage or lease

Section 31 - Inclusion of two or more parcels; joinder

Section 32 - Amendments

Section 33 - Plan of land and muniments of title; filing; withdrawal; further survey

Section 34 - Additional facts in complaint; additional papers

Section 35 - Agent for non-resident plaintiff

Section 36 - Transactions dealing with land after filing of complaint; record of disposition of case

Section 37 - Reference to examiner to search records and investigate facts; report; notice of report to plaintiff

Section 38 - Publication of notice of filing of complaint

Section 39 - Return day of notice; mailing of copies; posting of copies

Section 40 - Appointment of guardian ad litem; compensation

Section 41 - Answer

Section 42 - General default; order; judgment confirming title

Section 43 - Hearing of contested cases; default of persons not appearing; reference to examiner; report; compensation of examiner

Section 44 - Dismissal; withdrawal

Section 45 - Judgment of confirmation and registration; opening of judgment; remedies of aggrieved persons

Section 46 - Encumbrances affecting certificates of title

Section 47 - Contents of judgment of registration

Section 48 - Transcription of judgment in district where land lies; owner’s duplicate certificate; land lying in more than one district

Section 49 - Original and transfer certificates

Section 50 - Repealed, 1996, 481, Sec. 2

Section 51 - Subdivision; application for new certificates

Section 52 - Perpetuation of registration; withdrawal; notice of voluntary withdrawal

Section 53 - Prescription, adverse possession or right of way by necessity

Section 54 - Evidentiary effect of original certificate or copies thereof

Section 55 - Contents of certificate of title

Section 56 - Recorder’s duties relating to indexes and records

Section 56A - Complaints for confirmation of title; application of chapter

Section 57 - Dealings by owner; registration as act of conveyance

Section 58 - Notice of registering, filing or entering

Section 59 - Interests less than estate in fee simple; registration

Section 60 - Form of memorandum; presentation of doubtful questions to court

Section 61 - Information concerning grantee and others appearing on instrument; endorsement of changes

Section 61A - Address of property affected

Section 62 - Fraudulent registration

Section 63 - Assistant recorder’s entry book; processing of instruments; public inspection of records; duplicates and copies

Section 64 - Procedure to convey fee

Section 65 - Procedure to convey part of land described on certificate

Section 66 - Statement of encumbrances or claims on new certificate

Section 67 - Authority to mortgage

Section 68 - Registration procedure

Section 69 - Discharge

Section 70 - Foreclosure

Section 71 - Registration of leases or notices of leases

Section 72 - Procedure to register

Section 73 - Trusts with powers of sale, mortgage, etc.

Section 74 - Appointment of new trustee; proceedings

Section 75 - Implied or constructive trusts; filing of statement

Section 76 - Registration of land held in trust

Section 77 - Burdens and incidents attaching by law

Section 78 - Filing and registration of attachments or liens

Section 79 - Repealed, 1996, 481, Sec. 13

Section 80 - Filing of instruments evidencing continuation, reduction, discharge or dissolution

Section 81 - Applicability of laws relating to attachment on mesne process

Section 82 - Endorsement of plaintiff’s attorney upon writ

Section 83 - Registration of order continuing, reducing or dissolving attachment on mesne process

Section 84 - Enforcement of liens

Section 85 - New certificate to person claiming under execution

Section 86 - Filing and registration of memorandum of proceedings affecting land; registration of judgment or decree

Section 87 - Certificate of manner of disposal

Section 88 - Registration of judgment

Section 89 - Filing and registration of execution or writ of seisin

Section 90 - Registration of certificates of judgment in writs of dower and waste

Section 91 - Registration of decrees

Section 92 - Filing and registration of judgment in partition proceedings or proceedings for assignment of spouse’s statutory share

Section 93 - Registration of prior mortgage or lease with decree for partition

Section 94 - Registration of notices in insolvency and copies of decrees

Section 95 - Registration of discharge

Section 96 - Entry of new certificate

Section 97 - Entry of new certificate; notice; hearing; memorandum of pendency of settlement of estate

Section 98 - Right of probate court to license sale or mortgage; new certificate or memorandum of registration

Section 99 - Payment; amount

Section 100 - Custody; investment; annual report

Section 101 - Grounds for recovery from fund; exhausting other remedies; continuance of action to await result of tort action

Section 102 - Defendants in action to recover from fund

Section 103 - Recovery upon judgment

Section 104 - Deficiencies in fund

Section 105 - Subrogation rights

Section 106 - Application and investment of income of fund

Section 107 - Limitations upon liability and amount of compensation

Section 108 - Limitations upon commencement time of actions

Section 109 - Evidence of value of land, estate or interest

Section 110 - Dealing with registered land; filing letters of attorney

Section 111 - Repealed, 1996, 481, Sec. 18

Section 112 - Statement alleging right or interest

Section 113 - Repealed, 1996, 481, Sec. 19

Section 114 - Changes upon registration book; grounds for motion to change

Section 115 - Filing and entitling

Section 116 - Mailing of notices

Section 117 - Authority of court

Section 118 - Fraudulent conveyance; imprisonment term