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According to Florida case law, failure to record a properly delivered deed until after the grantor has died has no effect on the deed’s validity:

Moreover, a deed takes effect from the date of delivery, and the recording of a deed is not essential to its validity as between the parties or those taking with notice.
The failure of Sweat to record the subject deed before the grantor died did not render the deed void. The recording statute has always been primarily intended to protect the rights of bona fide purchasers of property and creditors of property owners, rather than the immediate parties to the conveyance. Fong v. Batton, 214 So.2d 649 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1968).



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