A warranty deed is a legal document used to transfer ownership of real property from one party (the grantor) to another party (the grantee). The grantor provides a guarantee, or "warranty," to the grantee that the transferred property is free from encumbrances and liens and that the grantor has the legal authority to convey the property. A warranty deed specifies the names of the grantor and grantee, the property's legal description, and a statement from the grantor warranting valid title. The grantor must sign the deed and have it notarized before one may record it with the local county government.

Do your warranty deeds comply with the applicable state laws?

Our warranty deeds for all 50 states are in compliance with all state laws regarding their format and content, and they come equipped with checklists and instructions to help you complete the process.

Who are the intended purchasers of warranty deeds?

✔ Any individual or entity seeking to convey real estate who wishes to ensure that the property being purchased is free from encumbrances and liens and that the grantor has the legal right to convey the property.

✔ Title companies or escrow companies who are facilitating the transfer while warranting good title, no encumbrances or liens, and valid authority on part of the grantor to convey the property.

✔ Banks or other financial institutions involved in the process of approving mortgage loans or other types of property financing.

What are the advantages of using a warranty deed?

✔ Title Warranty: A warranty deed includes a guarantee, or "warranty," from the grantor that the transferred property is not subject to any encumbrances or liens and that the grantor retains the legal right to transfer the property. This warranty helps shield the grantee, as the grantor is responsible for any title defects that may surface later.

✔ Covenants of Title: A warranty deed includes covenants of title, which are promises the grantor makes to the grantee concerning the property's title. These covenants provide added protection to the grantee, as the grantor remains liable for any breaches.

✔ Elevated Protection: A warranty deed provides an elevated level of protection to the grantee regarding title and ownership. The grantor not only releases their interest in the property but also warrants that they have good title to the property and will defend it against all relevant claims.

✔ Improved Marketability: A warranty deed makes it easier for the purchaser to market and sell the property by clearly establishing them as the new legal owner and by providing a guarantee that the property is subject to no claims. This assurance can save time and expense when compared to other types of deeds and can improve the property's attractiveness to subsequent buyers.

✔ Public Record: Warranty deeds are recorded with the local government, making the transfer of ownership a matter of public record. This public record can prove beneficial when resolving disputes or establishing property ownership.

✔ Commonly Used and Accepted: Warranty deeds are commonly used and accepted in real estate transactions, and title companies, escrow companies, banks, and other financial institutions, typically accept them. This familiarity helps to streamline the transfer of ownership process.

✔ Minimal Restrictions: A warranty deed can be used by any individual, organization, or entity with a legal right to transfer the property, as long as they have an interest in the property and the legal capacity to execute the deed.

✔ Instant Availability: Our warranty deeds are instantly made available to download in Word format, making it easy for you to complete the process quickly and efficiently.

✔ Complete with Checklist and Instructions: Our warranty deeds come complete with a checklist and instructions, making it easy to ensure that the document is completed correctly and efficiently.

Tips for a Smooth Real Estate Transaction: Utilizing Our Instructional Checklists

One should approach a real estate transaction with the utmost care and diligence. Our instructional checklists, included with every purchase of a grant deed from PublicLegal, are designed to assist you in completing your document. Please read the Initial Summary for your document and the checklist before beginning the process of filling out and executing the document. To avoid unnecessary complications, ensure that you have the complete names as they appear on the parties' government issued identification cards, addresses, and marital status for each party as well as a complete legal description and any prior recording information (i.e., from a prior transaction) for the property.
NOTE: The warranty deed shown below is only a sample. It is not specific to the laws of your state. To ensure compliance with your state's laws related to recording, format, and content, please select your state from the list above. The sample deed below is shown only to provide a general idea as to the kind of information that is required when conveying property through a warranty deed. Our real estate documents are professionally formatted and meet all state requirements.

For good consideration, we (I) _______________________________________ of ________________________, County of ________________________, State of ________________________, hereby bargain, deed and convey to _______________________________________ of ________________________, County of ________________________, State of ________________________, the following described land in ________________________ county, free and clear with WARRANTY COVENANTS; to wit:


Grantor, for itself and its heirs, hereby covenants with Grantee, its heirs, and assigns, that Grantor is lawfully seized in fee simple of the above-described premises; that it has a good right to convey; that the premises are free from all encumbrances; that Grantor and its heirs, and all persons acquiring any interest in the property granted, through or for Grantor, will, on demand of Grantee, or its heirs or assigns, and at the expense of Grantee, its heirs or assigns, execute and instrument necessary for the further assurance of the title to the premises that may be reasonably required; and that Grantor and its heirs will forever warrant and defend all of the property so granted to Grantee, its heirs, against every person lawfully claiming the same or any part thereof.

Being the same property conveyed to the Grantors by deed of _______________________________________, dated ___________________, 20____.

WITNESS the hands and seal of said Grantors this ______ day of _________, 20____.

Grantor 1

Grantor 2

STATE OF ___________________
COUNTY OF _________________

On ____________________ before me, _______________________________________, personally appeared _______________________________________, personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.

Signature: ______________________________

Affiant: _____Known _____Unknown

ID Produced: ______________________