Types Of Deeds In Ohio

Types Of Deeds In Ohio

 
The Deed is the legal document that transfers title to real estate.  In a Deed for the sale of real estate, the Seller is referred to as the "Grantor" and the Buyer is referred to as the "Grantee".  There are five statutory forms for Deeds in Ohio:
 
  • General Warranty Deed
  • Limited (Special) Warranty Deed
  • Quit Claim Deed
  • Survivorship Deed
  • Executor or Trustee Deed
General Warranty Deed:  The Grantor is providing warranties to the Grantee that the Grantor lawfully owns the property being transferred, that the property is free from all encumbrances except as stated in the Deed, that the Grantor has good right to sell and convey the property, and that the Grantor warrants title for not only the time that Grantor owned the property, but for the time prior to Grantor's ownership. 
 
Survivorship Deed:  The Deed creates a survivorship interest between the joint tenants.  Upon the death of the owner, the title of the deceased transfers to the survivor without the necessity of going through the Probate process.
 
Limited (Special) Warranty Deed:  The Grantor only warrants title as to the time of Grantor's ownership.  Grantor is not providing any warranties regarding matters that may have occurred prior to the period of time during which the Grantor owned the property.
 
Quit Claim Deed:  A Quit Claim Deed offers no warranties or guarantees that the owner has good title or ownership.  The Grantor simply conveys whatever interest, if any, that exists at the time that title to the property is transferred to the Grantee.
 
Executor or Trustee Deed:  The Executor's Deed is used by the Court-appointed Executor for a deceased person's estate.  The Trustee's Deed is used by the Trustee of a Trust.

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