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Illinois Deed Forms

An Illinois deed is a legal instrument that conveys the ownership rights of a property from its current owner (the “grantor”) to another party (the “grantee”). Real estate ownership is officially recorded as a title with the county recorder’s office and transferred via a deed. In most cases, the grantor will warrant that there are no encumbrances on the property and promise to defend the grantee against any such claims. However, the grantor is permitted to use a quitclaim deed that offers no guarantees on the property title.

Once the document has been executed by all parties, acknowledged by a notary public, and filed with the county recorder, the property’s ownership will be legally transferred in the grantee’s name.

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Types (4)

General Warranty Deed – Transfers real property to a grantee with the full assurance that it is free of claims.

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– A deed that conveys property without giving the grantee any security that there are no liens or encumbrances accompanying it.

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Special Warranty Deed – Gives the grantee a secured promise that the grantor has no liens and encumbrances associated with the property. However, it doesn’t guarantee that there are no claims against any previous owners.

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Transfer on Death Deed – Allows a property owner to convey real estate to an heir while keeping its title and rights until their death.

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