(a) The failures in the formal requisites of an instrument that may be cured by this act are:
(1) An omission of an acknowledgment or a defective or improper acknowledgment;
(2) A failure to attach a clerk’s certificate;
(3) An omission of a notary seal or other seal; or
(4) An omission of an attestation.
(b) Nothing in this act shall be construed to eliminate the requirement that a deed be under seal. Any deed accepted for recordation without a seal but made effective by operation of this act shall be deemed a sealed instrument.
(c) Nothing in this act shall be construed to validate any instrument with respect to which there was any misrepresentation, fraudulent act, or illegal provision in connection with its execution or acknowledgment.
1981 Ed., § 45-801.3.
References in Text
“This act,” referred to in subsections (a) and (b) of this section, is the Act of March 3, 1901, ch. 854. The Act of March 3, 1901 enacted a code of laws for the District of Columbia.