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Deed

Types Of Deeds

Three basic types of deeds commonly used are the grant deed, the quitclaim deed, and the warranty deed.

Grant Deed By use of a grant deed, the conveyor says, "I grant (convey, bargain, or sell) the property to you." In a number of jurisdictions a representation that the conveyor actually owns

A sample grant deed.

the property he or she is transferring is implied from such language.

Quitclaim Deed A quitclaim deed is intended to pass any title, interest, or claim that the grantor has in the property but makes no representation that such title is valid. In effect, this type of deed states that if the grantor actually owns the premises described or any interest therein, it is to be conveyed to the grantee. For this type of deed, some state statutes require a WARRANTY by the grantor, stating that neither the grantor nor anyone associated with him or her has encumbered the property, and that the grantor will defend the title against any defects that arise under and through him or her, but as to no others.

Warranty Deed In a warranty deed the grantor inserts covenants for title, promising that such title is good and clear. The customary covenants of title include warranty of seisin, QUIET ENJOYMENT, the right to convey, freedom from encumbrances, and a defense of the title as to all claims.

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