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Deeds are the documents that legally transfer property interests. There are a few types of deeds that convey title, depending upon your jurisdiction. Among them are: (1)Warranty,(2) Covenant (3) Trustees, (4) Ladybird, (5) Sheriff, and (6) Quit Claim. This list is not exhaustive, but suffice to say, each type of deed has its own purpose, conveying different ‘guarantees’ of ownership to a grantee. But only the ‘lowly” quit claim deed comes without grantor representations or warranties. In essence, a grantor of a quit claim deed basically says to the grantee, “I may own this property, but I can’t guarantee you that someone else doesn’t have a better claim to it. Oh, and by the way, if someone else does have a more superior interest or claim to the property that I am deeding to you here, don’t expect me to do anything to help in defending your rights to the property.” As a legal document it sounds pretty useless doesn’t it? Yet, with the proper legal guidance and due diligence, a quit claim deed can be an effective transfer instrument.  

With access to online legal forms readily accessible to the general public, it is easy to access deed forms.  But it is also easy to forget that with these legal documents comes “great responsibility.” “Practicing” law without the requisite knowledge can and very often does have legal and financial consequences.   

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Which is the best way to have property transferred, a quit claim deed or warranty deed?

It depends on what type of warranties and assurances you wish to receive from the seller and what representations you wish to make to the buyer. You should first have a property title search reviewed by a competent real estate attorney as this definitely helps in your decision.

I am a co-owner of a property. How can I make the co owner sell the house since I don't want to pay for the repairs at the home anymore?

If you have a half interest in a home as tenants in common with another owner, you can sell your interest without the other owner’s permission. Or you can also file a partition action that requests that the court to order that the home be sold and that the sales proceeds be split in accordance with your legal interest.

My fiancé and I bought a house together. He is on the mortgage but we both are on deed. Can he remove me from the deed without consent?

The only way you can be removed from the deed is either with a court order or by your own endorsement.

My mom is elderly and wants to put my name on the deed to her house that is paid off. Should we hire an attorney for this?

First, how is does the deed name your mother’s interest?  Is this a quit claim deed? A Warranty Deed? A Covenant Deed? A Ladybird Deed? Second, does she want you to hold it Jointly with Rights of Full Survivorship or as tenants in common? If you don’t draft deeds on a regular basis, it is probably best to use a real estate attorney to properly convey title to a property. That way you know it is done right and there are no far reaching legal or tax consequences. 

My boyfriend and I are buying a property together. We are going to both be on the deed. How can I protect my finances if I am paying for most of the purchase price? What if we split up?

In the event of a break up, It’s important to have an agreement at the onset that addresses how the parties will split sales proceeds or specifies when a property is to be sold or refinanced.   Real estate attorneys create these agreements in advance BEFORE you sign a deed or purchase a property. 

 

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