Alabama Deed Forms

Last updated August 19th, 2022

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An Alabama deed is a legal instrument used to transfer ownership of property and land located in Alabama. Each type of deed comes with a different level of protection regarding the property’s title. Deeds that offer greater guarantees are much safer for transactions between unacquainted parties; for example, a general warranty deed assures the buyer that the title is free of issues dating back to the very first owner. In order to execute a deed, the parties will need to complete and sign the form, have the document notarized, and record it with the county recorder.


Types (4)

Deed of Trust – An agreement used by buyers who intend on taking out a loan to purchase property. A third party (the “trustee”) holds onto the title until the loan is repaid in full.

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General Warranty Deed – Provides the grantee with full protection over the title.

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Special (Statutory) Warranty Deed – Guarantees the property’s title is free of issues starting from the date the seller (grantor) first owned it (i.e., does not cover any previous owners).

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Quit Claim Deed – Offers no warranties to the buyer (grantee). Ideal for property transfers between family members or parties with a high level of trust.

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