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Regarding Real Estate.....Title...

Port Angeles, WA |

I recently came across the term "title elimination." What does that mean??

Additional info.. When searching county records, two unmarried co-owners of property had a recent reconveyence, I saw in the record it also then said "title elimination" with no attached names or other explanation(s) The two still live at the address and no other problem I am aware..

What does "Title Elimination" refer to??

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Attorney answers 1


"Title Elimination" usually refers to a mobile home or "manufactured home." Mobile homes are often classified not as "real estate" because they can be moved. Mobile homes that are not real estate are issued a vehicle title by the Department of LIcensing. They are not taxed as real estate by the county auditor.

However, a party can request a DOL title be "eliminated" and the mobile become part of the real estate. This avoids the need for a person to continually renew licensing with DOL and also, allows the mobile home to be sold with the property, as opposed to separate personal property.

Here is a link to the statutes (Revised Code of Washington - RCW) on title elimination, RCW Chapter 65.20:

RCW 65.20.010 explains the purpose of the statutory scheme pretty well, you should click on it and read it.



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