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 on the property from the period of time that the transferor (the “grantor”) was the owner. However, this type of deed offers no security regarding the actions of previous titleholders. Therefore, the grantee may be liable if there are any unresolved liens, leases, or easements on the property from before the grantor came in possession of it.
- Statutes: § 382.040
- 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.
- 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”): $46/$50