Definition of Statutory Warranty Deed

A warranty deed is a document that transfers the title to a property from the seller to the purchaser. It protects the purchaser that by saying the vendor had to market it somebody will come together and lay claim. A statutory warrant deed is an abbreviated form of a warranty deed written in line with law.


A normal warranty deed names the vendor of the property, known as the grantor, and the purchaser , known as the grantee. It defines the property being moved, and it features legal terminology in which the vendor guarantees — or”warrants” — that he is the property owner of the property, that nobody else could put a claim to the property, that he is moving all of his ownership rights to the purchaser, and also that if he is wrong about all this, he will compensate the purchaser and defend her against any claims.


The guarantees in a warranty deed are usually spelled out in legal jargon. For instance, the deed may state,”the Grantor is lawfully seized in fee simple of the above-described assumptions” Translated: The seller is the rightful owner of the home identified in the deed. Because such language can give rise to disputes, and since legal issues can also arise from mistakes or leaving out certain words or warranties, states have statutes identifying precisely what a deed should contain in order to be legally enforceable. There is written to the standards of the law A deed a statutory warranty.


Attorney Craig Blackmon, of the Seattle real estate law firm Blackmon Holmes, says that home buyers receive the title to their property through a statutory warranty.


A title insurance coverage backs up the promises made in a statutory warranty deed. When challenges to the move arise later, the title insurance policy pays whatever reimbursement is due the purchaser, as well as the expenses of combating with the challenge in court. Before issuing a policy, the title insurer will usually require a title examination, a review of all records pertaining to ownership in the property, to make sure no claims could be made. The examination produces a detailed history of the property name, known as an”abstract,” that is furnished to the buyers.


In certain jurisdictions, such as California, property transfers usually occur through a”grant deed” rather than a warranty deed. The documents serve the same purpose and are similar in many respects. A grant deed is one written like a statutory warranty, just to the requirements of state legislation.

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