Updated on September 12th, 2022
A Florida special warranty deed is a form that conveys a property title to a buyer (grantee) with limited covenants of title that cover the seller’s period of ownership.The form relays that the grantor has the right to sell the property and is doing so with the promise that they have not encumbered the property during their ownership. This deed differs from the general warranty deed in that the promises made by the grantor do not extend beyond their tenure. The seller will not be held accountable should any title defects from prior owners be revealed to the buyer (the “grantee”) in the future.
- 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): Property owners wishing to sell their property must use this document to inform potential buyers about any known material defects that affect the property.