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Section 5309.66 | Optional registration of title to land sold in partition or by assignee or administrator.


In all suits to sell an estate in fee in the whole of unregistered land brought by an assignee or trustee for the benefit of creditors, commissioners of insolvents, receiver, master commissioner, administrator, executor, or other person appointed by a court, and in all suits to partition unregistered land held in fee, proper allegations and parties necessary to a decree for original registration of the title to said estate may be made in the petition, such allegations to be included in a separate cause of action. Such title, before any order of sale or partition is made or entered in the case, may, with the approval of the court in which such action is pending, be registered in the name of the person, living or dead, whose title is sought to be sold, or in the names of the tenants in common. If the legal title is in any such assignee, trustee, receiver, or other person appointed by a court, such title may be so registered and the purposes for which said legal title is held stated in the decree and certificate of title. Upon any such sale or partition and confirmation thereof the title may be transferred to and registered in the name of the purchasers or allottees as in other cases of judicial sales or partition of registered land. If such land is not sold the person entitled thereto may procure a transfer and certificate therefor to be made to him by application to and order of the probate court or the court of common pleas, made after hearing upon notice to all persons in interest to be given by the clerk of said court by registered mail or otherwise as the court directs. In any such suit where registration of title to land is prayed for all parties shall for all purposes of the case be brought before the court in the manner provided for in original registration. The court may for good cause shown, in any case provided for in this section, enter an order dispensing with registration or permit the withdrawal of the application to register.

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