A Georgia general warranty deed conveys property to a grantee while providing the utmost protection to them. With the execution of this deed, the grantor assures that they have the right to sell the property and that the title is free of any liens or other defects. If an issue with the title were to come up, even if it was not known to the seller prior to the conveyance, the seller will be legally obligated to defend the title. Property transfers where this degree of protection is not necessary may benefit from the use of a quit claim deed instead.
- Formatting: § 44-5-33
- Signing Requirements (§§ 44-5-30): Must be attested by an officer (44-2-15) and one (1) other witness.
- Where to Record: Superior Court
- Recording Fees (Superior Court Clerks “Cost Schedules”): $25
- Form PT-61 (Rule 560-11-2-.16(1)(f) & (2)): Must be filed when this deed is recorded.