A Florida quit claim deed transfers title from one owner to another without any assurances of the title’s quality. What distinguishes the quit claim deed from other deeds is the lack of covenants protecting the grantee against title defects. That is to say that if the grantee should discover after the deed has been executed that there are third-party claims to the title, they will have no legal recourse and will remain solely responsible for settling liens and clearing the title of encumbrances.
Due to their lack of warranties, quit claim deeds are generally reserved to provide a quick way to clear up title defects, to transfer interest in timeshares, and for conveyances following a divorce or marriage.
- Statutes: Chapter 689 – Conveyances of Land and Declarations of Trust
- Formatting: 695.26
- Signing Requirements (§ 695.26): Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses
- Where to Record: Circuit Court
- Recording Fees (§ 28.24(13)(a), (d), (e)): $10 for the first page; $8.50 for each additional page.
- Residential Property Disclosure Statement (Johnson v. Davis, 480 So.2d 625): Anyone wishing to sell their residential property must fill out this form which details that may affect a buyer’s willingness to purchase the property.