Realtors

Sean

sean.poudrier@cbnorcal.com
LIC: BRE #01932326
7979 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003
P: 1-831-531-7171

Mary

emellisrealtymkt@att.net
LIC: 0425816
980 Talley, San Antonio, TX 78253
P: 210-509-3409

Sondra

sondraisgrig@gmail.com
LIC: BK3058943
12267 S. Access Rd., Port Charlotte, FL 33981
P: 9414001448

What is the difference between a Warranty Deed and a Quit Claim Deed?

April 1, 2020

Warenty deed

A Warranty Deed is the transfer of real estate from one person to another, which warrants good and clear title to the real estate transferred. This means that the grantor (the person issuing the Warranty Deed) will defend and guarantee the worthiness of title to the grantee (the purchaser or person receiving the property) against any persons or entities making claims against the property.  In many states, a Warranty Deed often includes some or all of the following covenants: seisin, quiet enjoyment, right to convey, freedom from encumbrances, and defense of title against all claims.

In a Quit Claim Deed, the grantor transfers to the grantee all the right, claim, or interest in the real estate that the grantor possesses. It does not contain any of the covenants or warranties found in a Warranty Deed. It does not covenant or warrant that the grantor's interest in the real estate is valid, but simply transfers any interest, claimed by the grantor, to the grantee.

A Warranty Deed provides a buyer of real estate property far more protection than a Quit Claim Deed.

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