St. Louis Real Estate Quit Quick Claim Deed Lawyer

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The most common deeds used to transfer St. Louis real estate are a general warranty deed, special warranty deed or quit claim deed, which many mistakenly call a "quick claim deed." Just to be clear, there is no such thing as a quick claim deed. These real estate transfer deeds all have the same purpose, to transfer the title interest in the property from whomever currently holds it, to whomever is receiving it. Although the real estate deeds have the same purpose a St. Louis real estate lawyer will be able to explain that the general warranty deed, special warranty deed and quit claim deed differ in the covenants and promises (Warranties) provided. For simplification, in the information below a seller will be referred to as a grantor, a buyer will be referred to as a grantee.

Missouri Special Warranty Deed Law Firm

In a Missouri general warranty deed, the grantor is stating to the grantee: (1) This is my property and I control possession; (2) I have the right to transfer the property and possession to you; and (3) The title is free from any defects, claims or debts for as far back and the title can be traced. In addition, the grantor is promising, or providing a warranty, that if anyone challenges the grantee rights to the property relating to (1), (2) or (3), the grantor will protect the grantee's quiet enjoyment of the property. A Missouri special warranty is similar to a general warranty deed except with respect to the condition of title (3). In a special warranty deed limits the grantor is stating that the title is free from any defects, claims or debts only for the time that I owned the property; I don't know and I'm not protecting the grantee from anything relating to the title that occurred before I owned the property. A Missouri quit claim deed does not provide (1) (2) or (3). The grantor in a quit claim deed is transferring to the grantee only whatever title interest the grantor has at the time the quitclaim deed is signed.

St. Charles General Warranty Deed Attorney

From offices in St. Louis, Missouri, TdD Attorneys at Law LLC, represents clients in communities throughout the metro area including St. Charles, St. Peters and Chesterfield. Contact attorney Ted Disabato at 314-527-3224 to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced St. Charles General Warranty Deed attorney today. Our firm offers reasonable fees and payment arrangements to all clients.

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