Delaware deeds are documents used to transfer property in Delaware from a grantor to a grantee. The type of deed used is dependent on the situation surrounding the transfer of the deed. For example, the special warranty deed and the general warranty deed offer different guarantee levels, while the quitclaim deed offers no security at all. Before closing the deal, the grantee should conduct a property search. A proper property search will help the grantee understand the property he plans on buying; its past owners, liens, unhandled mortgages, etc
Laws guiding Delaware deeds can be found in § 123
All deeds authorized in Delaware must be signed before a Notary Public (§ 122).
All deeds must be recorded at any one of the three locations: Kent County, New Castle County, or Sussex County.
There are three types of deeds used in Delaware. They are:
A general warranty deed is used to transfer property from a grantor to a grantee with the guarantee that the grantor is the legal owner of the property and has the legal right to transfer the property. With this deed, the grantor certifies that the title is free or any other interests.
A grantor uses a quitclaim deed to transfer whatever interest they may have in a property to a grantee without a guarantee that they have any interest in the title.
A special warranty deed transfers a property from a grantor to a grantee with a limited warranty. With this deed, the grantor only warrants for the time that they owned the property. He cannot be held responsible for any encumbrances or restrictions linked to the property from before the property was his.
When buying a property, the buyer must conduct a property search to get a comprehensive knowledge of the property in question. With a property search, the grantee can find out the previous transfers of the title, any liens or restrictions tied to the property, and any unhandled mortgages. In Delaware, land records are filed with the county recorder where the property is located.
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Click on the relevant County.
Choose the method by which you want to conduct your search. You can search by name, book, volume, or document.
When you click on “name,” you’ll be redirected to a new page.
Enter the name of the grantor and click on the relevant record to obtain your results.
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