An Idaho general warranty deed records the transfer of real estate and assures the buyer that the title of the purchased property is clean and unencumbered. By executing this document, the seller promises that they are the rightful owner and that the title is free and clear of liens, easements, and other third-party claims that could delay or prevent a title transfer. A warranty deed provides the buyer with the utmost protection compared to other deeds, and it is for this reason that it is the most common transfer instrument used in residential property sales.
- Statutes: Title 55, Chapter 6 – Transfer of Real Property
- Formatting: §§ 55-601, 31-3205(6)
- Signing Requirements (§ 55-805): Notary Public
- Where to Record (§ 55-808): County Recorder
- Recording Fees: (§ 31-3205(b)(i)): $15 for the first thirty (30) pages; $3 for each additional page.
- Residential Property Disclosure Statement (§ 55-2504) – This disclosure details a property’s known material defects and specific language per § 55-2508, and must be completed by property owners and given to prospective buyers.