Grant Deed

The most common type of deed used in the selling of property is a grant deed.  A grant deed is a document which transfers title to real property or a real property interest from grantor to grantee.  A grantor is the seller of the property. A grantee is the buyer of the property.  A grant deed must describe the property by legal description of boundaries and/or parcel numbers.  A grant deed warrants that the grantor actually owned the title to transfer.  The deed must be signed by the grantor and the grantee.  The deed must be acknowledged before a notary public or other official authorized by law to administer oaths.  The reason for notarizing is to provide evidence that the document is genuine as transaction documents are sometimes forged.  The grant deed is recorded in the County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds.  The deed declares that the property has not been sold to anyone else and the property is not laden with obstructions other than those items already disclosed to the grantee.  It also makes the promise that the grantor has the legal right to sell the property listed in the grant deed.


Inside Grant Deed