What is a Quit Claim Deed?

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2022 | Real Estate |

What is a Quit Claim Deed?

A quit claim deed is a legal document that transfers ownership of real property from one person to another, but without any warranties or guarantees. In Washington State, there are certain requirements for quit claim deeds; it must be in writing, a legal description of the property must be included, it must be signed by the grantor, and the signature must be notarized. Quit claim deeds can be used for many purposes which includes gifting property, transfers pursuant to a divorce decree, making corrections to title, or even to resolving legal disputes. Some examples of how a quit claim deed document could be used:

  • You are transferring property to an ex-spouse pursuant to a divorce or separation.
  • You are gifting your property to a family member
  • You are transferring ownership in a property to a trust
  • You are correcting the spelling of names in a previous deed
  • You are changing tenancy between owners

Quit claim deeds can make transferring property quick and simple. Our current price for a quit claim deed starts at $395 and the recording costs to the county is currently $225 (subject to change).

Having an attorney is not required to prepare a quit claim deed, however, consulting with an experienced real estate attorney can help you get any questions answered and ensure your quit claim deed is prepared correctly. We will prepare the necessary documents and record them with the county so you do not have to.

If you want to know more about quit claim deeds or want to have one prepared, please contact our office today. You can reach us at 206-408-8158 or [email protected]. We look forward to assisting you!

“If there was a 10 star review I would have left it. Darcel is on top of things, we used her for 2 quit claim deeds and 2 conveyances, she had forms ready next day and with an on site notary it made for an easy process. I would most definitely recommend Darcel to family and friends, she is easy to talk to and very well spoken. Emails are returned within minutes and her office is absolutely beautiful.”- Tiffany, prior client of Darcel Lobo