ALL-THE-ESTATE CLAUSE

all-the-estate clause. English law. The provision in a conveyance transferring “all the estate, right, title, interest, claims, and demand” of the grantor in the property conveyed.

— Also termed all-estate clause.

“It was also usual before 1882 to add what was called an ‘all estate clause’ with the object of ensuring that the entire interest of the grantor should be transferred. This was as a matter of fact quite ineffective to transfer any-thing that would not pass automatically, and it is now omitted in reliance on the enactment that, unless a contrary intention is expressed, every conveyance is effectual to pass all the estate, right, title, interest, claim, and demand which the conveying parties respectively have in, to, or on the property.” G.C. Cheshire, Modern Law of Real Property 679–80 (3d ed. 1933).