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Delaware Deed Forms

Updated on October 26th, 2022

A Delaware deed records the conveyance of real estate from a transferor to a transferee. Besides officially transferring real estate ownership, a deed often provides covenants that protect the receiving party (called the “grantee”). For example, a general warranty deed guarantees that the property has no title issues, liens, or encumbrances whatsoever. A quit claim deed makes no assurances regarding the property’s title and is commonly used for conveyances between a spouse or family members.

For the deed to be valid, it must be signed by the grantor in the presence of a notary public and recorded in the county recorder’s office.


Types (3)

General Warranty Deed – This deed offers the most protection to the grantee; it guarantees that the title is free of any liens or encumbrances and that the grantor is the rightful owner of the property.

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Quit Claim Deed – Conveys property without assurances regarding encumbrances or the grantor’s ownership rights.

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Special Warranty Deed – This deed guarantees the property’s title and that the property has no liens or encumbrances against it; however, the warranties provided only apply to the current owner.

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