Inchoate | Propertylogy

Inchoate

By on December 12, 2018

Inchoate is a legal term that basically means unfinished, incomplete, impartial, imperfect, begun but not completed, etc.

In the world of real estate, this word is most often come across with regards to mechanic’s liens and dower rights and curtesy rights.

Inchoate property rights for mechanics lien occurs when contracting work has commenced on a property but the lien has not been officially filed and would take effect once filed.

In states where dower rights is recognized, a wife having an interest on the land belonging to the husband during his lifetime can be described as inchoate dower interest.

When the legal implications of inchoate issues arise and you are unsure of what it means, it is best to consult the professional advice of a qualified real estate attorney who is familiar with local law.


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