Bar Exam (US) Property: A deed executed by A in 1997 conveyed Blackacre for a consideration of o...

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A deed executed by A in 1997 conveyed Blackacre for a consideration of one dollar, receipt of which was acknowledged, "to B for life, then to the heirs of B." A life interest in Blackacre for the life of B is worth $20,000 on the date of the conveyance. The total worth of Blackacre is $50,000. B accepted but didn't record the deed. The recording statute in this jurisdiction provided "unless recorded all written instruments affecting title to land are void as to subsequent purchasers who paid value and without notice."

In 2001 A purported to convey Blackacre in fee simple absolute to his two sons, C and D, by a warranty deed as a gift . C and D recorded the deed. Shortly thereafter, B ascertained that C and D were about to take possession of Blackacre. As a consequence, B promptly recorded his deed.

In a dispute between B and A's children as to the ownership of Blackacre, if B prevails it will be because

AnswerChoose the correct answer.Choose all that apply. Correct Partially correct Incorrect Don't Know

  1. A
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    B paid valuable consideration for his deed
  2. B
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    B recorded his deed before A's children sought to oust him from the land
  3. C
    Correct Answer
    C and D are not protected by the recording statute
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    A's knowledge is imputed to his children
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