A Louisiana quit claim deed records and establishes the transfer of a property’s ownership from a vendor to a vendee without covenants protecting the receiving party. Unlike a general or special warranty deed, a quit claim deed does not offer the vendee any guarantee that the property has no liens or mortgages from its current and prior owners. Due to the lack of security, this type of deed is not usually used in conjunction with a purchase agreement unless the vendor and vendee know each other well. A quit claim deed can also be used to add or remove owners from a property title or when gifting property to a vendee.
The deed form requires the signatures of the vendor, two (2) witnesses, and a notary public. The completed document must be filed with the clerk of court with jurisdiction over the property to complete the property transfer.
- Statute: CC 1839
- Formatting: CC 3352(A), § 844(A)(1)(i), (B)(2)
- Signing Requirements (CC Art. 1833, 1839, 2440): Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses
- Where to Record (CC 3346(A)): Clerk of Court’s Office
- Recording Fees (§ 844(A)(1)(a)): $100 (1 to 5 pages) / $200 (6 to 25 pages)
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 9:3198): State law requires real estate sellers to complete this form to inform prospective buyers of the condition of the property and title.