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St. Louis Transfer Deed Attorney

Transferring property to a new owner is a complex process with a lot of moving parts. To protect your interests as well as the interests of the other party, you must ensure that the transfer runs smoothly and without any disruptive errors. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an attorney on your side.

At TdD Attorneys at Law LLC, our real estate attorneys can help you review and prepare a number of transfer deeds, from general warranty to quit claim deeds. If you need help with a property transfer in St. Louis, trust our real estate attorneys to guide you through the process and protect your best interests.

Why Choose TdD Attorneys at Law LLC?

  • With over 20 years of legal experience, our firm has a deep understanding of Missouri real estate laws. We work to find creative resolutions to all real estate matters, including transfer deeds.
  • Our firm is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients. We have been featured in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 under 30 and on HGTV’s House Hunters.
  • You can trust our firm for honest advice and valuable support. From your first consultation to the conclusion of your case, our firm will guide you through the legal process.

What Are the Types of Deeds in Missouri?

The most common deeds used to transfer Missouri 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. The real estate deeds in Missouri share the purpose of changing the status of title, but differ in the covenants and promises, or warranties, they provide. For simplification in the information below, a seller will be referred to as a grantor, a buyer will be referred to as a grantee.

General Warranty Deed

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 as 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.

Special Warranty Deed

A Missouri special warranty deed is similar to a general warranty deed except with respect to the condition of title (3). In a special warranty deed, 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.

Quit Claim Deed

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 — nothing more, nothing less.

How a St. Louis Transfer Deed Attorney Help You

Real estate transfers can be complex. You need to ensure that the deed is legally valid, that all of your paperwork is in order, and that any deals that you make are in your best interest. In these situations, you need an advocate on your side—and the lawyers at TdD Attorneys at Law LLC can help.

Our attorneys are highly skilled in real estate law and understand the intricacies of transferring property. Hiring a lawyer can provide significant advantages to facilitate the real estate transfer, such as the following:

  • Negotiation Skills: If you need to negotiate with title companies or another party, an attorney can help you navigate these conversations. With years of experience, your lawyer will advocate aggressively for your best interests during negotiation.
  • Drafting Paperwork: A real estate transfer involves a lot of paperwork. Any errors could disrupt the process or cause issues later on. Your attorney will prepare these documents on your behalf and help you avoid common mistakes that would otherwise harm your case.
  • Interpreting Legal Jargon: Real estate transfer deeds are often full of complex legal language that can be difficult to understand. Your lawyer can review and interpret any documents and explain them to you carefully so that you know what to expect.
  • Supporting Your Decision-Making: When you are transferring property deeds, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Your lawyer can provide valuable support and advice during the process, helping you understand your legal options so that you can make the best-informed decisions.
  • Ensuring the Filings Are Proper: Any time that a property changes owners, a new deed must be filed with the county. Your attorney can ensure that the deed meets all legal requirements and is filed properly with the correct party. 

Whether you are transferring property to another person or are trying to tie up loose ends with a new home, a lawyer from TdD Attorneys at Law LLC can help. If you are engaging in a real estate transfer, speak to our attorneys as soon as possible to learn more about your next steps.

Contact Our St. Louis Transfer Deed Lawyers Today

From our offices in St. Louis, the experienced real estate attorneys at TdD Attorneys at Law LLC represent clients in communities throughout Missouri. Contact our team at (314) 276-1318 to schedule an initial consultation.