Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0005 Agent/Principal Relationship. The question of whether the person whose name appears on a deed is the true owner of the property is a question of fact. Normally, the person whose name appears on the deed would be presumed to be the owner of the property in question. However, if one could prove that that person is merely acting as an agent of another, then the true owner of the property would be the agent's principal. Therefore, a transfer of the property from the agent's name to his principal would not be regarded as a change in ownership. C 7/11/1980.