Looking for a sample special warranty deed form that you can count on? Then look no further - Our free warranty deed will help you transfer property ownership quick and easy.
Since property deeds come in a few flavors, picking the right one is always important. A special warranty deed (also known as a limited warranty deed) is popular because it's considered more "fair" to both parties - A General Warranty Deed protects the property buyer heavily while a Bargain and Sale Deed favors the property seller.
When we break it down into plain English, a seller (grantor) who signs a special warranty deed form is saying this, "I own this property and have the right to hand it over to you. I promise that the property title is free from any debts or claims during the time I was the owner. However, anything bad that crops up before my ownership is the buyer's (grantee's) problem."
If you are buying real estate, it's always a good idea to buy title insurance or at least carry out a title search to avoid any nasty surprises with a bad property title.
*Make sure this free warranty deed form complies with your local real estate laws before using it. If you have any doubts, you can ask a real estate lawyer online.
This Deed is made on this day of _______________, 20__, between the Grantor ___________
___________________ of address __________________________________________________ and the Grantee ______________________________ of address _________________________
For consideration of the sum of $ _______________, the Grantor hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey the following described real property to the Grantee forever:
Property Address: _________________________________________________________________
Legal Description: _________________________________________________________________
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same in fee simple forever.
AND Grantor hereby covenants with Grantee that Grantor is lawfully seized of the above described property in fee simple and that Grantor has good right and lawful authority to sell and convey the property. Grantor hereby warrants and agrees to forever defend the right and title to the above described property unto the said Grantee against the lawful claims of all persons claiming by, through or under the Grantor, but not otherwise.
EXECUTED this day of _______________, 20__.
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 _______________.