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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 41: Estates.

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Article 1 - Survivorship Rights and Future Interests. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-1 41-1. Fee tail converted into fee simple.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-2 41-2. Survivorship in joint tenancy defined; proviso as to partnership; unequal ownership interests.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-2.1 41-2.1. Right of survivorship in bank deposits created by written agreement.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-2.2 41-2.2. Joint ownership of securities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-2.3 through 41-2.4 41-2.3 through 41-2.4. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-2.5 41-2.5. Tenancy by the entirety in mobile homes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-3 41-3. Survivorship among trustees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-4 41-4. Limitations on failure of issue.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-5 41-5. Unborn infant may take by deed or writing.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-6 41-6. "Heirs" construed to be "children" in certain limitations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-6.1 41-6.1. Meaning of "next of kin."[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-6.2 41-6.2. Doctrine of worthier title abolished.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-6.3 41-6.3. Rule in Shelley's case abolished.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-6.4 41-6.4. Rule in Dumpor's Case abolished.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-7 41-7. Possession transferred to use in certain conveyances.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-8 41-8. Collateral warranties abolished; warranties by life tenants deemed covenants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-9 41-9: Repealed by Session Laws 1979, c. 180, s. 2.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-10 41-10. Titles quieted.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-10.1 41-10.1. Trying title to land where State claims interest.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-11 41-11. Sale, lease or mortgage in case of remainders.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-11.1 41-11.1. Sale, lease or mortgage of property held by a "class," where membership may be increased by persons not in esse.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-12 41-12. Sales or mortgages of contingent remainders validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-13 41-13. Freeholders in petition for special taxes defined.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-14 41-14. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-15 41-15. Statutory rule against perpetuities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-16 41-16. When nonvested property interest or power of appointment created.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-17 41-17. Reformation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-18 41-18. Exclusions from statutory rule against perpetuities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-19 41-19. Prospective application.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-20 41-20. Short title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-21 41-21. Uniformity of application and construction.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-22 41-22. Supersession.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-23 41-23. Perpetuities and suspension of power of alienation for trusts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-24 41-24. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-25 41-25. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-26 41-26. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-27 41-27. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Time Limits on Options in Gross and Certain Other Interests in Land. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-28 41-28. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-29 41-29. Options in gross, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-30 41-30. Leases to commence in the future.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-31 41-31. Nonvested easements.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-32 41-32. Possibilities of reverter, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-33 41-33. Prospective application.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-34 41-34. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-35 41-35. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-36 41-36. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-37 41-37. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-38 41-38. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-39 41-39. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - The Uniform Transfer on Death (TOD) Security Registration Act. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-40 41-40. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-41 41-41. Registration in beneficiary form; sole or joint tenancy ownership.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-42 41-42. Registration in beneficiary form; applicable law.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-43 41-43. Origination of registration in beneficiary form.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-44 41-44. Form of registration in beneficiary form.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-45 41-45. Effect of registration in beneficiary form.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-46 41-46. Ownership on death of owner.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-47 41-47. Protection of registering entity.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-48 41-48. Nontestamentary transfer on death.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-49 41-49. Terms, conditions, and forms for registration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-50 41-50. Short title; rules of construction.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 41-51 41-51. Application of Article.[HTML] [RTF]