An Alaska general warranty deed is a form used for conveying property ownership from a seller (grantor) to a buyer (grantee) that includes a full warranty of title. The deed provides sweeping protections to the grantee by 1) guaranteeing that the grantor is the true owner of the property and 2) warranting the title against pre-existing liens or defects caused by the current (or any previous) owner.
A general warranty deed renders the seller liable for any title issues that arise, as opposed to the buyer. If the title is found to be defective after the sale has closed, the buyer could sue the seller for breaching the warranty.
- Statutes: § 34.15.030
- Formatting: § 40.17.030, “Preparing Documents” Guide
- Signing requirements (§ 34.15.150): Notary Public (or other authorized official)
- Where to record: District Recorder’s Office
- Recording fees (11 AAC 05.200, Alaska.gov “Recording Fees”): $20 for the first page + $5 for each additional page