How Can I Transfer Real Property, and What is a Deed?

How Can I Transfer Real Property, and What is a Deed?

Which type of deed is appropriate will depend on each client’s unique circumstances.

August 18, 2022

In Florida, a deed is a tool that can be used to transfer ownership of a property to and from one or more persons or entities. However, in order to be valid, a deed must be in writing, signed by the Grantor (person conveying the property), be witnessed by at least two (2) individuals, include specific granting language, and must contain a sufficient legal description of the property. Deeds are usually notarized as well, to verify the identity of the Grantor. Once drafted and executed, a deed must then be recorded in the official records of the county in which the property is situated.

There are several different types of deeds, including Quitclaim Deeds, Special Warranty Deeds, General Warranty Deeds, and Life Estate Deeds. Which type of deed is appropriate will depend on each client’s unique circumstances.

Properly conveying real property via deed is generally not a complex matter, but can prove very troublesome if done incorrectly. For knowledgeable, affordable, and prompt assistance in your real estate matters, call us today.

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