In California, an unrecorded interest is valid between the parties thereto and those who have notice thereof. (Civ. Code § 1217.)
Just because a deed is unrecorded doesn’t mean it isn’t valid. If executed correctly, it is a valid transfer of real estate. But that doesn’t mean an unrecorded deed is a good idea. In fact, failing to record can wind up being a massive mistake, especially if the grantor tries to sell the property a second time, or give it to another family member.
In these situations, the right attorney can make all the difference. At Underwood Law Firm, our attorneys are well-versed in real estate recording laws and have the experience and knowledge to assist you in these types of title disputes.