Deeds


Deeds are a legal instrument conveying title to real property upon delivery and acceptance by the grantee. The Recorded Documents Office has more information on deed information. The following are the different deed types:

Warranty Deed
A deed that conveys title and warrants that the title is good and free of liens and encumbrances.

General Warranty Deed
A deed that conveys usually five distinct covenants: covenant of seisin, covenant against encumbrances, covenant of quiet enjoyment, covenant of warranty, and covenant of further assurances.

Limited Warranty Deed
A deed, which restricts the extent of the seller’s warranties. In this type of instrument, the seller guarantees only against acts that he or she has done that might affect title.

Quitclaim Deed
An instrument that conveys whatever interest the grantor has. Unlike the warranty deed this deed does not purport to convey title; it merely releases whatever interest the grantor has.

Survivorship Deed
A deed conveying any interest in real property to two or more persons, creates a survivorship tenancy in the grantees, and upon the death of any of the grantees, vests the interest of the decedent in the survivor.

Executors Deed
A deed signed by an executor transferring title to a decedent's real property. If not specifically authorized by a testator, the deed may require probate court approval.

Fiduciary Deed
A deed executed by a fiduciary who has been authorized to handle the financial affairs of another person through a guardianship or due to an appointment as a trustee, executor, or conservator of that persons estate.

Sheriffs Deed
A document giving ownership rights in property to a buyer at a sheriff's sale (a sale held by a sheriff to pay a court judgment against the owner of the property). A deed given at a sheriff's sale in fore-closure of a mortgage.