Colorado deed forms are used to convey property from one party (the grantor or seller) to another (the grantee or buyer). How the property is conveyed and the level of guarantee that comes with the transfer determines the type of deed that will be used in the conveyance.
There are three types of deeds used to transfer property in Colorado. They are the general warranty deed, quitclaim deed, and special warranty deed.
A general warranty deed is used to transfer a property from a grantor to a grantee with the assurance that there are no defects in the property’s title. This means that the grantor assures the grantee that he has the right to transfer the property and that no one else can claim the property. Also, if, for any reason, someone else claims the property, the grantor will take full responsibility.
A grantor uses a quitclaim deed to transfer whatever interest he may have in the property, whether full ownership, part ownership, or no ownership.
A special warranty deed only guarantees the title since the time the grantor acquired it. It does not hold the grantor responsible for any encumbrances that might arise from before the grantor owned the property.
All deeds must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public § 38-35-103
All deeds must be filed in the County Recorder’s Office, where the property is located.
It’s important you carry out a property search before closing any sale to be sure of the exact interest you are purchasing in the property. To research the property’s transfers, you can visit the county recorder’s office or use the county website to conduct an electronic search. You will find the counties which offer an online search here.
You can follow this example to conduct an online property search. Depending on the county, you may need to open an account or pay a fee. Either way, in most cases, you’ll need to enter the grantor’s name and the property’s location as a basis for your search.
Visit the office of the Clerk and Recorder site.
Click on the “Online Record Search.”
You can either create a user account or log in as a guest.
On the page you’re redirected to, click on “Search Public Records.”
To start your search on the next page you’re redirected to, enter your information, i.e., grantors name or Book and the Page number.
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