Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

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Annotation 220.0582

220.0582 Record Title. Anyone claiming that title to real property is other than as shown on a recorded deed or other instrument of title has the burden of proof of proving that claim. The proof required by Evidence Code section 662 is proof that is clear and convincing, which has been defined as "clear, explicit and unequivocal," "so clear as to leave no doubt," and "sufficiently strong to command the unhesitating assent of every reasonable mind." The submission of an unexecuted partnership income tax return showing an ownership interest in real property, by itself, is insufficient evidence to overcome the presumption that the persons named on the deed are the property owners. C 3/16/1988.