A Kentucky special warranty deed is a legal document that transfers real estate ownership with partial covenants that ensure the quality of the title. The special warranty gives the recipient (the “grantee”) a guarantee that there are no claims against the title from the period that the transferor (“grantor”) owned the property. However, this type of deed offers no security regarding the actions of previous title holders. That is to say, that the transferee (“grantee”) will be liable for any defects clouding the title that were a result of a past owner’s actions or inactions, with exception to the grantor’s.
- Statutes: § 382.040
- Signing Requirements (§ 382.130): Two (2) Witnesses or Notary Public/County Clerk
- Where to Record (§ 382.110): County Clerk’s Office
- Recording Fees (Kentucky County Clerks “Recording Fees”): $50
- Consideration Certificate (§ 382.135(1)(e)): If the conveyance is a gift, the grantor must execute a notarized statement confirming the gift and relaying the property’s estimated value.