According to an employee at a county recorder’s office, the trustee must include at the top of any TDUS they prepare the following 3 items: (1) the party requesting the recording, (2) where the deed should be mailed, and (3) where tax information should be sent. Otherwise, it will not be accepted for recording.
Issue 1: I’ve seen a proposed unsigned TDUS (e-mailed but not yet signed+mailed) that is missing item 1. Should the trustee add it, or can/should the buyer add it before recording? Who should be listed as the party requesting the recording?
According to the employee, if no obvious problem such as the above is found at the time of initial submission, the deed will be immediately recorded, and a certified copy can be provided to the buyer on the spot. However, the original deed must then still be reviewed by various departments for any other possible errors (such as what?), which supposedly takes weeks, after which the original deed is mailed back.
Issue 2: If an error is found during that lengthy review, could the deed have to be corrected and recorded again? If this happens > 15 days after the sale, can it be done without the TDUS losing the priority of its original recording date