A Maryland general warranty deed is a document that allows the seller of a piece of real estate (grantor) to convey that property to a buyer (grantee) with the assurance that there are no liens or other encumbrances on it. A general warranty provides the most liability protection to the grantee of all deed variations, because the grantor guarantees that they have the right to transfer the property and promises to defend the grantee against any claims on the title. Despite the security of this type of conveyance, the grantee should still verify the property title with the land records department before recording the deed.
- Statutes: § 2-105
- Formatting: § 3-104(d), (e)(1)
- Signing Requirements (§§ 4-101(a)(1), 4-204(a)): Notary Public
- Where to Record: Clerk of the Circuit Court
- Recording Fees (§ 3-601(a)(2)(ii)): $20