Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Georgia Addresses Statute on Execution of Documents Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2018 black book Georgia Statute of limitations 2018-01-18 David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Share Save Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: 2018 black book Georgia Statute of limitations Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Defining Debt Collectors Next: Can 2017’s Mighty Construction Numbers Keep Rolling in 2018? in Daily Dose, Featured, Magazine, Print Features Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Georgia Addresses Statute on Execution of Documents January 18, 2018 10,419 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Editor’s note: This story was originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now.In 2015, the Georgia legislature passed a bill on the witnessing of documents for recording in Georgia. The bill went into effect on July 1, 2015, applying only to documents executed after that date. Despite the passage of time, it is still the case that many documents important to lenders and servicers in Georgia are not being executed in accordance with the new requirements, which leads to delays in collection enforcement actions, including foreclosures. This is especially true for documents executed outside Georgia, which has become increasingly common as lenders and servicers have become more national operations.The StatuteThe new “bill on the witnessing of documents for recording in Georgia” is actually not one statute but a series of amendments to existing statutes that affect the execution and witnessing of warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, and, most importantly for lenders and servicers, security deeds (or deeds to secure debt) and assignments. These documents must now be “signed by the maker, attested by an officer as provided in Code Section 44-2-15 [basically, a notary], and attested by one other witness.” In short, documents for recording in Georgia must now be attested by two (2) witnesses, one of whom must be the notary. This is now viewed as the exclusive way that documents must be signed to be admitted for recording in Georgia.What it MeansThe significant effect of this new language is that it no longer permits documents to be executed with two witnesses, with the notary then using a notary acknowledgment form. For reasons that are open to speculation, this method of witnessing and notary acknowledgment had become more common in Georgia in the last 15 years or so. But use of a notary acknowledgment form indicates that the notary actually did not witness the signing, and so this is now not a good practice, as the stated requirement in the revised statutes is that the execution of the document must be attested (witnessed) by the notary (an officer as provided in Code Section 44-2-15). Regardless, it is still not unusual to see documents executed in Georgia, especially assignments, that do not comply with the requirements, even after more than two years in effect.An equally significant effect of the new language is how it may (or may not) interact with witnessing requirements for documents executed in states other than Georgia that are to be recorded in Georgia. For example, some states have statutorily prescribed notary acknowledgment language that makes it clear that the notary did not actually witness the signing of the document—and the problem is worse in states where there are varying opinions and practices regarding how much the statutorily prescribed acknowledgment language can be changed. In such states, less is better, so minor additions such as “notary witness” or “in my presence” or “who appeared before me” can do the trick. In other states, no witnesses at all are required by that state’s laws, only a notary acknowledgment. In these cases, a witness signature will need to be added, in addition to making modifications to the acknowledgment language to be sure it states that the notary witnessed the signing. These issues and potential conflicts probably can be worked out satisfactorily, but it does require understanding of the issues and requirements involved. Jon F. Young is an attorney in Weissman’s residential foreclosure practice. Throughout his career, Young has also advised and represented homebuilders, developers, lenders, and loan servicers on variety of matters.
On Saturday, Pearl Jam unexpectedly dropped a new single, entitled “Can’t Deny Me”. Marking the band’s first original release since 2013’s Lightning Bolt LP, the track preview came with no supporting information and was only fully available to stream to members of the band’s official Ten Club fan club. Last night, the song became available across streaming platforms and was confirmed by the band to be included on their forthcoming album.According to Consequence of Sound, the press release notes that the politically-charged new song was co-written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and guitarist Mike McCready and recorded in February in Seattle with producer Brendan O’Brien. The single’s artwork, depicting a young girl in protest, holding up a sign that reads “You Can’t Deny Me” with “Pearl Jam” graffitied behind her, was created by Jeff Ament and Kevin Shuss.You can now stream “Can’t Deny Me” in full below:Pearl Jam – “Can’t Deny Me”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>In just a few days, Pearl Jam will head out on South American tour. This summer, the band is slated to perform in Europe, before they head back to North American for a series of stadium shows, dubbed “the Home Shows” in Seattle and the “Away Shows” at Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Missoula, Montana’s Washington-Grizzly Stadium.Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, the band’s first year of eligibility, Pearl Jam has sold nearly 32 million records in the United States and an estimated 60 million worldwide, earning their place as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Check out the full tour schedule below.Pearl Jam 2018 Tour Dates:03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina03/21 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Maracana Stadium03/24 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil06/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome06/15 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival06/18 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/22 – Milan, IT @ I-Days Festival at Area Expo06/24 – Padova, IT @ Stadio Euganeo06/26 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico07/01 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena07/03 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena07/05 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau St. Jordi07/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival07/14 – Lisbon PT @ NOS Alive Festival08/08 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field08/10 – Seattle, WA @ Safeco Field08/13 – Missoula, MT @ Washington Grizzly Stadium08/18 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field08/20 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field09/02 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park09/04 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
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