A Connecticut quit claim deed effectuates the transfer of a property title from one party to another without the usual conveyance warranties that protect the recipient from title encumbrances. The simplicity of the transfer language facilitates the addition or subtraction of a person from the title, the transfer of property between family members, or the correction of mistakes in the title, such as missing signatures or typos.
The primary reason that the quit claim deed is rarely used in residential property sales is that it provides no guarantees to the person receiving the property (the grantee) that the title is free of liens or encumbrances. There is also no guarantee that the person transferring the property is the rightful owner.
- Statutes: Sec. 47-36f & Sec. 47-36g
- 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) – Information regarding housing discrimination and fair housing legislation must be provided to the grantee only if the property being transferred has two (2) or more units.
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 20-327b) – Grantors must fill out this statement detailing any material defects the property they wish to transfer has.