Escrow Thursday: An Explanation of Each Deed Type

An Explanation of Each Deed Type:

Warranty Deed (RCW 64.04.030): The seller “conveys and warrants”.
Subject to liens and encumbrances (if any) noted on the deed, the seller/owner/grantor covenants:
  • that at the time the deed was delivered, the seller held good title to the land and had full power to convey it;
  • that the title was then free from liens and encumbrances; and
  • that the seller warrants to the buyer the quiet and peaceable possession of the premises and will defend against all persons who may lawfully make a claim against the property
Bargain and Sale Deed (RCW 64.04.040): The seller “bargains, sells and conveys”. Subject to liens and encumbrances (if any) noted on the deed, the seller/owner/grantor covenants:
  • that at the time of the sale/conveyance, the seller held good title to the land;
  • that the title was free from encumbrances created by the seller; and
  • that the seller warrants to the buyer the quiet enjoyment of the premises    against the grantor.
Quitclaim Deed (RCW 64.04.050): The seller “conveys and quitclaims”.
The grantor provides no covenants or warranties to the grantee about the condition of title.  Every quitclaim deed conveys, releases and quitclaims to the grantee of all of the grantor’s rights in the property.  A quitclaim deed does not convey after-acquired title, unless words are added expressing that intention.
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1 Response to Escrow Thursday: An Explanation of Each Deed Type

  1. Daniel Bell says:

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