Rule 3026.2. Parties. Terre-Tenants.
(a) As used in Rule 3025 et seq., a terre-tenant is a person other than the original defendant in whom title to real property subject to a lien provided by the Rules of Civil Procedure has vested.
The rules governing the action of mortgage foreclosure use the term real owner in a similar sense. See Rule 1144(a)(3).
See the following rules of civil procedure providing for liens upon real property: Rule 3022 (lien of a verdict or order), Rule 3023 (lien of a judgment), Rule 3027 (lien of a writ of revival or an agreement to revive), Rule 3131.1 (lien of a judgment of revival) and Rule 3104 (lien of a writ of execution).
(b) The term terre-tenant shall not include
(1) any person claiming under or whose claim of title passes through a deed which is not recorded in the county where the real property is located, or
(2) any person claiming under or through a deceased defendant or terre-tenant whose will has not been filed with, or letters of administration on whose estate have not been issued by, the register of wills or orphans court of such county.
(c) Any person claiming under or through a deceased defendant or a deceased terre-tenant, who was not a resident of the county at the time of death, may qualify as a terre-tenant under this rule by recording in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county where the real property is located,
(1) a certified copy of the will of the decedent, or,
(2) if the decedent died intestate, a declaration of interest accompanied by a certificate of the register of wills or probate court or officer of the county, state or country in which the decedent resided at the time of death that letters of administration have been issued in the estate of the decedent.
The provisions of this Rule 3026.2 adopted December 19, 2003, effective July 1, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 22; amended November 2, 2007, effective January 1, 2008, 37 Pa.B. 6201. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (302565) to (302566).
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