The U.S. Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act

The Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (URPERA) seeks to bring law in line with commercial practices involving the use of electronic documents or documents containing electronic elements. In particular, the URPERA regulates the recording of such documents. Following, there is a brief description of this Act.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How does URPERA define the validity of electronic documents?
What powers does URPERA give recorders?
Prior to the adoption of the URPERA, did recorders nationwide record any electronic documents?
Does the URPERA address the issue of funding the electronic recording system?
Who has the responsibility for implementing the URPERA and adopting standards regarding the receipt, recording, and retrieval of electronic documents?

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