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Section 5309.69 | Declaring trusts upon registered land - negotiations.


Trusts may be declared upon registered land, or upon any interest therein, by deed or other instrument in writing, fully and clearly defining the trusts, conditions, and limitations, and the powers and duties of the trustee and giving his name, residence, and post-office address and the name, residence, and post-office address of each beneficiary. When such deed of trust or other instrument is filed with the county recorder, accompanied with the owner's duplicate certificate of title, if the recorder finds that the grantor had the right to make such grant, and the trustee had the right to receive it, and the instrument conforms to sections 5309.02 to 5310.21, inclusive, of the Revised Code, he shall register such instrument as other instruments are registered. The recorder shall enter on the registered and duplicate certificate of title, memorials of the terms, conditions and limitations of the trust, and also in plain letters the words "in trust," and record such deed of trust in the "record of trusts and exceptional estates" and note the volume and folium where such instrument is recorded. Thereafter no transfer, charge, or other dealing with the land, estate or interest, shall be registered, unless the opinion of the probate court or the court of common pleas, certified to the recorder, is first obtained, that such transfer or dealing is in accordance with the true intent and meaning of the trust. If the court has doubt as to the true intent and meaning of the trust, the court shall order an issue to be made up and all parties in interest notified, and the court shall hear and determine the matter and make an order in accordance with law.

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