A Kansas special warranty deed is used to convey real estate from one party to another with the transferor’s guarantee that no encumbrances are left unresolved from their period of ownership. Although the transferor (grantor) warrants that there are no claims on the property arising from their actions and that they have the right to transfer the land, they make no promises to the recipient (grantee) regarding title defects from any previous owners.
To avoid any inconveniences that unknown claims can cause (e.g., limiting the grantee’s ability to obtain financing or sell the property), the grantee should verify the property title with the register of deeds before entering into an agreement or recording the deed.
- Statute: Ch. 58, Art. 22
- Formatting (§ 28-115(e), (i)(1)): Local county requirements may vary (example: Dickenson County).
- 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 one (1) page and $17 for each additional page.
- Sales Validation Questionnaire (SVQ): This form must be completed and filed with the deed (unless exempt).