Recorded Deeds One Minute Apart
I thought if it wasn't a plat it was a race to the courthouse? Not anymore?
As usual it depends. The superior intrument number wins here, but the language of the deed can turn that around.
If I record my so and so except such and such, such and such is senior regardless of the order of recording...
I think all jurisdictions would call it sequential if the parcels have different chains of title. On the other hand, if this represents a subdivision, then all would agree simultaneous. Either way, hopefully a retracement survey could be done without resorting to junior/senior rights issues. If a subdivision by deed and nothing surveyed yet, then it will be a consideration.
If recording statutes come into play, there's too many things to list that might make it go one way or another. But that would only happen if major title problems beyond a small boundary discrepancy.
If A grants the east 100 feet of Tanglewood to B and C has knowledge of the grant then A grants the west 100 feet of Tanglewood to C the next day but C immediately records while B waits until next week nevertheless in the case of a conflict B gets 100 feet and C gets the remainder.