A Kansas general warranty deed is a document that conveys property from its current owner (the “grantor”) to a new title holder (the “grantee”) with covenants that protect the grantee against title issues. The covenants guarantee that the grantor owns the property and that its title has no liens or other encumbrances against it. By this type of deed, the grantor also promises to defend the grantee against any third-party claimants, leaving the title recipient free of liability. Warranty deeds are commonly used in conjunction with a real estate purchase to legally transfer the property to the purchaser.
- Statute: § 58-2203
- Sales Validation Questionnaire (SVQ): Unless the property conveyance is legally exempt, this form is required to be completed and filed with the deed.
- Formatting (§ 28-115(e), (i)(1)): Exact requirements may differ depending on the county register (see Dickenson County for reference).
- Signing Requirements (§§ 58-2205, 58-2211): Notary Public, County Clerk, Register of Deeds, Mayor, or City Clerk
- Where to Record (§ 58-2221): Register of Deeds
- Recording Fees (Register of Deeds Fee Schedule): $21 for the first page, $17 for each additional page.