Every piece of real estate in the United States is tracked or recorded. Usually, these files are kept with the County Recorder’s office. They are public record, which means that anyone who wants the information can take certain steps to obtain it. It also means that when you transfer property from one owner to the next, you need to change the official documents to reflect the transfer. In fact, a failure to record the required documents accurately can undermine and even invalidate the transfer altogether.
Every deed should contain the following information:
- An indication that it is a deed
- A description of the property involved
- The signature of the individual or entity that is transferring the property
- Data regarding who is taking title to the property
As deeds do not require much information, the document itself is often very short. However, the document may also contain additional information such as the conditions or assurances that go along with the transfer. Each deed must also be validly delivered to the individual taking ownership of the property. In most situations, it should also be filed with the appropriate authority as well.
What is a residential deed?
Updated Mar 27, 2019. Property deeds are used to convey real property from a grantor (seller) to a grantee (buyer). For a deed to be legally operative, it must include the identification of the grantor and grantee, and the adequate description of the property.
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