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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_43 > GS_43-33

§43‑33.  Duty of register of deeds upon part conveyance.

Upon presentation to theregister of deeds of an instrument of transfer or conveyance of an undividedinterest in a registered estate, in proper form as above prescribed, it shallbe his duty to cancel the certificate of title attached thereto and to issue toeach owner a new certificate of title, each bearing the same number as theoriginal certificate of title and accurately specifying and describing theextent and the amount of the interest retained or of the interest transferred,as the case may be. Upon presentation to the register of deeds of an instrumentof transfer or conveyance of a separate lot or parcel of a registered estate,in proper form as above prescribed, it shall be his duty to cancel thecertificate of the title attached thereto and to issue to each owner a newcertificate of title bearing a new number and describing the separate lot orparcel retained or transferred, as the case may be, either by metes and boundsor by reference to a map or plat thereto attached. The register of deeds isresponsible for determining that each new certificate of title contains adescription of the property transferred or retained but not for verifying theaccuracy of any description. (1919, c. 82, s. 4; C.S., s.2407; 1999‑59, s. 5.)