ORS 93.120¹
Words of inheritance unnecessary to convey fee
  • conveyances deemed to convey all grantor’s estate

The term "heirs," or other words of inheritance, is not necessary to create or convey an estate in fee simple. Any conveyance of real estate passes all the estate of the grantor, unless the intent to pass a lesser estate appears by express terms, or is necessarily implied in the terms of the grant.

Notes of Decisions

This sec­tion was not designed to inhibit inquiry into the grantor's intent where he has used ambiguous language in his deed. Cappelli v. Justice, 262 Or 120, 496 P2d 209 (1972)

Chapter 93

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Records involving title to real prop­erty registered under the Torrens system, (1972) Vol 35, p 1032

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 93—Conveyancing and Recording, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors93.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 93, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­093ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information