The information you provide must be accurately described when recording in the public records and the steps you take must be done properly. Therefore, it is essential that you select the right kind of deed for transferring your property.
If you want to sign your land over to your children, you need a property deed. Any change at all in ownership or status requires legal documentation (just another name for a deed). Of course, once you sign a deed, you have to file the deed with the authorities. Usually this means having it recorded at the County Recorders office or with the Recorder of Deeds. This action is referred to as the transfer or the conveyance of the deed and it takes place once the grantee accepts the conditions and the grantor signs the document and has it notarized.
A grant deed provides two guarantees. One is that the seller (grantor) states that the property has not been sold to anyone else. The other is that the grantor warrants (promises) that the property title has no encumbrances other than those already revealed to the buyer (grantee). Typical information in the grant deed includes a granting clause, which transfers the title from the grantor to the grantee, the names of the grantor and the grantee, and details of the property being transferred.
A deed in lieu of foreclosure is used for circumstances where the grantor is on the brink of losing his or her property in bankruptcy and chooses to deed the property to a grantee instead of having it foreclosed upon.
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