Deed to Lead Uses Law and Legal Definition

Deed to lead Uses refers to a deed made before a fine or common recovery. The purpose of such a deed is to show the object of the fine. A deed to lead the uses of a fine or recovery is not a conveyance in and of itself. It has no individual or immediate operation on the estate. The deed, when the fine is levied, will operate as a part of the same assurance.

Under a deed to lead use, no estate will pass until the fine is levied or recovery is suffered. [Sharp v. Thompson, 1 Whart. 139, 153 (Pa. 1836)]