Record the Deed.
Go to the county recorder’s office for the county in which the property is located.
Ask for and fill out a Preliminary Change of Ownership Report, file the signed and notarized deed with the county recorder, and pay the required filing fees.
How much does it cost to file a quit claim deed?
A quit claim deed should be filed with the Clerk of Court in the county where the property is located. This will involve taking the deed to the Clerk’s office and paying the required filing fee (typically about $10.00 for a one-page quit claim deed).
Do I have to pay taxes on a quit claim deed?
Quitclaim Does Not Avoid Back Property Taxes. If you owe property taxes, the tax must be paid by the grantor – the person who wishes to transfer ownership. Once a grantee accepts a property, he inherits the responsibility of paying the property taxes. The grantor no longer is obligated to pay tax on the property.
Does quit claim deed need to be notarized?
Do I need to have my Quitclaim Deed notarized? Yes, after the Grantor signs the Quitclaim Deed, it must be signed and stamped by a notary public to verify that the Grantor’s signature is authentic before it can be filed with the County Clerk’s Office.
Can I sell my house with just a quit claim deed?
It’s an inexpensive way to transfer property, and, while an owner of a property acquired by quitclaim deed can’t sell it without a clear title, the property can be sold later after a warranty deed is obtained. You can then buy title insurance and, with legal title, transfer the property through a warranty deed.
Do I need a lawyer to file a quit claim deed?
When you need to transfer ownership of a property quickly and relatively easily, filing a quit claim deed is one option. A quit claim deed transfers the legal ownership of the property from one party to another, and doesn’t require attorneys or legal help, unless you choose to consult an attorney.
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