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Transfer of deed

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The transfer of a deed is intended to move the ownership of some sort of property from one entity to another. This may be from one person to another, from one business to another, or any combination of the two. A deed transfer allows the new owner to be able to claim full rights and responsibilities to the property in most cases. However, there are some examples of the deed transfer where the rights of the new owner may be limited or qualified in some manner.

For instance, the quitclaim deed is a common form of deed transfer. With deeds of this type, the grantor may or may not have clear title to the property. This may be due to a number of factors, among them a spouse acting on behalf of an individual who in fact is the current owner of record. In this scenario, signing the quitclaim deed would transfer the interest that the grantor may have in the property to the spouse, allowing for the orderly sale of the property.

A warranty deed also implies some conditions, based on the general state of the property and any buildings may be on the property. As an example, a warranty deed may include some sort of responsibility for replacing a central heating and cooling unit, should it fail during the first year or so after the sale. In other instances, the warranty deed may specifically free the previous owner from any responsibility for repairing any breakdowns of or on the property once the new deed is properly executed and filed.

Both national and local laws govern the orderly transfer of deed information from one seller to a buyer. Before choosing to engage in any deed transfer, it is a good idea to get to know what type of deed is under consideration, and the laws that control when and how that sort of deed may be issued. Paying attention during the process of deed transfer can help prevent making costly mistakes that may take years to resolve.

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Transfer of deed