Have a property that is changing hands and looking for a sample quit claim deed form? Then look no further - Our quit claim deed sample will help you transfer property ownership quick and easy.
By signing a quitclaim deed, a person (grantor) transfers any ownership rights that he or she may have on a real estate to another person (grantee). It's like saying, "I'm giving up any stake that I have for this property and handing it over to you."
If you are the grantee, it's not time to pop the champagne yet. Even if someone signs over his or her ownership rights to you, it doesn't necessarily make you the new overlord - For all you know, there are other co-owners or the grantor doesn't even have ownership in the first place (gasp!). For a guaranteed total transfer of real estate, Click here for our General Warranty Deed instead.
However a sample quitclaim deed form comes in especially handy for divorcing couples where one spouse agrees to sign away all his or her ownership claims on a property and give it all to other party. In this case, one half of the couple does become the sole owner of the property.
Quit claim deed forms also work well if you have a cloud on title. In other words, "We are not sure if this person has any ownership in this real estate... Let's play it safe and ask the person to sign this deed so that he or she won't be able to stake a claim for the property."
* While we work hard to make sure that our free quit claim deed form is helpful, you must edit it according to your own needs and local real estate law. Always seek legal help when in doubt.
This Deed is made on this day of _______________, 20__, between the Grantor ___________
___________________ of address __________________________________________________ and the Grantee ______________________________ of address _________________________
WITNESSETH, That the Grantor, for consideration of the sum of $ _______________, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, does remise, release and forever quitclaim unto the said Grantee, all the rights, title, interest, claim or demand that the Grantor may have in the following described real property:
Property Address: ______________________________________________________________
Legal Description: ______________________________________________________________
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Grantor has signed and sealed these presents the day and year first written above.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of:
Grantor Name: _________________________
Grantor Signature: ______________________
Witness Name: _________________________ Witness Name: _________________________
Witness Signature: ______________________ Witness Signature: ______________________
STATE OF _________________________
COUNTY OF _________________________
On this day, personally appeared before me, _________________________, to me known to be the person(s) described in and who executed the within instrument, and acknowledged that he/she signed the same as his/her voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Witness my hand and official seal hereto affixed on this day of _______________, 20__.
Notary's Public Signature: ______________________
My commission expires _______________.