What is a Covenant of Seisin? - Definition & Examples


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A promise from a grantor that the grantee is getting a full ownership, unencumbered by any other property interest, is called:

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1. A property interest is:

2. The _____ is the seller/conveyor of land, whereas the _____ is the buyer/receiver of land.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to see if you remember what a covenant of seisin is used for. You will be asked to explain what this document does and why it is necessary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • The contemporary form of this guarantee
  • Property interest
  • The promise that a purchaser is getting exclusive and unencumbered rights to a property

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms from their definition, such as the seller of a piece of land and the purchaser in the legal sense
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what method is commonly used today to convey a property free of encumbrance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways property can be conveyed with and without encumbrances and reservations

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this type of real estate law by viewing the lesson titled What is a Covenant of Seisin? - Definition & Examples. This lesson helps you understand:

  • The legal term for a transfer of property ownership
  • Different types of encumbrances found on property
  • The origin of the term 'covenant of seisin'