How to Write a Quit Claim Deed

By LouellenJ
Quitclaim deeds are a convenient means to transfer property.
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Writing a quitclaim deed enables a person to easily transfer his interest in property to another person. Quitclaim deeds are used to transfer property in a variety of cases. They can be used to transfer property between family members, in real estate and also in divorce. Quitclaim deeds are written in accordance with state laws, so the exact wording of the deed will depend on where the property is located.

Obtain a blank quitclaim deed from your state government office. Your state's official website should provide links for you to locate the appropriate deed. A blank deed can also be obtained from a local real estate office or lawyer's office.

A quitclaim deed can be completed by you or a lawyer.
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Complete the form by typing or printing clearly using black ink. Fill int the names of the person making the request, the grantor and the grantee in the appropriate blanks. Give the description of the property, including the county where the property is located and the legal description. Include any consideration given for the transfer where indicated. The grantor should sign the completed deed in the presence of a notary public.

Deliver a copy of the completed deed to the grantee to make it effective.

Submit the completed deed to your county recorder's office for recording. The office may charge a recording fee.