Washington Law Review


Many assignees of the vendors' interests in installment contracts for the sale of real estate suppose that the recording of the assignment protects them by giving constructive notice of their rights. The increasing amount of investment in real estate contracts makes it important to determine the best method for protecting the assignee. Our Supreme Court' has said that recording "is purely a creation of the statute", and since the recording of such assignments is not provided for by statute it would seem that no constructive notice follows from recording.

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