quitclaim deed


quitclaim deed
quitclaim deed see deed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

quitclaim deed
n.
A deed in which a person transfers whatever title he or she has to property, without guaranteeing that he or she has any title at all.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


quitclaim deed
A deed that transfers whatever ownership interest the transferor has in a particular property. The deed does not guarantee anything about what is being transferred, however. For example, a divorcing husband might quitclaim his interest in certain real estate to his former wife, officially giving up any legal interest he may have in the property. Quitclaim deeds are used primarily among family members or others familiar with the property and each other. Compare: grant deed, warranty deed
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Buying a House

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

quitclaim deed
USA
A deed in which a grantor disclaims all interest in a parcel of real property and then conveys that interest to a grantee. Unlike grantors in other types of deeds, the quitclaim grantor does not promise that his interest in the property is actually valid. Quitclaims are often used when property is auctioned off to pay tax debts.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


quitclaim deed
An instrument of conveyance of real property that passes any title, claim, or interest that the grantor has in the premises but does not make any representations as to the validity of such title.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


quitclaim deed
I
An instrument of conveyance of real property that passes any title, claim, or interest that the grantor has in the premises but does not make any representations as to the validity of such title.
II A deed without warranty of title which passes whatever title the grantor has to another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

quitclaim deed
n.
   a real property deed which transfers (conveys) only that interest in the property in which the grantor has title. Commonly used in transfers of title or interests in title, quitclaims are often made to family members, divorcing spouses, or in other transactions between people well-known to each other. Quitclaim deeds are also used to clear up questions of full title when a person has a possible but unknown interest in the property. Grant deeds and warranty deeds guarantee (warrant) that the grantor has full title to the property or the interest the deed states is being conveyed, but quitclaim deeds do not warrant good title.
   See also: convey, deed, grant deed, title

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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