A Georgia quit claim deed is used to transfer property to a new owner without providing warranties to protect the lawyer against title defects. The deed releases the current owner’s (the grantor) legal interest in the property but makes no assurances that they hold the property’s clear title. Since the deed contains no covenants, the grantor will not be liable for any liens or encumbrances against the property that may appear after the deed has been recorded.
A quit claim deed provides an easy way to transfer property interest to family members and business partners, and to clear up title issues or add names to the current title.
- Form PT-61: Must be attached and filed with the deed.
- Formatting: § 44-5-33
- Signing Requirements (§§ 44-5-30, 44-2-15): Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses (One (1) Witness if Notary is present during signing); one must be an officer as described in 44-2-15.
- Where to Record: Superior Court
- Recording Fees (Superior Court Clerks “Cost Schedules”): $25