Section 35-8-8

Unit deeds and other instruments.

(a) Prior to the conveyance of any unit, plans or other graphic description, certified by a licensed or registered engineer or architect, in sufficient detail to identify the common elements, limited common elements, and private elements comprising such unit as built, shall be recorded as a part of the declaration or as an amendment thereto. Such unit shall be identified by assigning a distinctive letter, number, or other means of identification by which it may be separately identified from the other units. Where the plans or other graphic description of two or more elements of any unit or units are identical, a single plan or other graphic description of such elements shall be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of this chapter.

(b) Prior to the conveyance of any unit, a copy of the bylaws and any amendments thereto shall be recorded in the same public records as the declaration and amendments thereto.

(c) A deed, mortgage, lease, or other instrument pertaining to a unit shall have the same force and effect in regard to such unit as would be given to a like instrument pertaining to other real property which has been similarly made, executed, acknowledged, and recorded. In addition to such other matters as may be desired, not inconsistent with this chapter or the declaration, a unit deed shall contain the following:

(1) The name of the condominium property as set forth in the declaration.

(2) The name of the county or counties in which the condominium property is located.

(3) The distinctive unit identification required by subsection (a) of this section, together with a reference to the recording office and the book and page where the declaration and bylaws and amendments thereto are recorded.

(4) A statement of the proportionate undivided interests in the common elements and limited common elements assigned to such unit or the method for determining such interests as set forth in the declaration or any amendments thereto.

(Acts 1964, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 206, p. 266, §12; Acts 1973, No. 1059, p. 1732, §8.)