Do I Get the Keys Now?
When do I get the keys to my new house?
This is a frequently asked question at the closing table. The Standard Offer to Purchase and Contract in North Carolina states possession does not transfer to the new owners until the deed is recorded at the Register of Deeds office in the county where the property is located.
If the sellers deliver the keys to our law office, we have a duty to hold them until such time as the deed is recorded.
What happens if the keys are not delivered to the closing attorney’s office?