Updated on July 14th, 2022
A Connecticut general warranty deed is a form used to convey property securely between a buyer and a seller while providing the buyer assurances that the property’s title has no defects. By executing this document, the property’s seller, referred to as the “grantor”, guarantees that they have the right to transfer ownership to the buyer (the “grantee”). Upon signing this binding document, the grantor agrees to forever defend the title should any claims against it arise from their period of ownership as well as that of all owners before them.
- Statutes: Sec. 47-36c, Sec. 47-36d, & Sec. 47-36e
- Formatting: § 7-24(f) & § 47-5
- Signing Requirements (§ 47-5): Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses
- Where to Record (§ 47-11): Town Clerk’s Office
- Recording Fees (§ 7-34a(a)(1), § 7-34a(d), § 7-34a(e)): $60 for the first page, $5 for each additional page
- Fair Housing Notice (§ 20-327h) – This document provides information on housing discrimination and fair housing legislation; the buyer must provide it to the seller only if the property has two (2) or more units.
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 20-327b) – This form must be completed by the buyer and provided to the seller; it details the property’s key features and any material defects it may have.