A Maryland special warranty deed is used to transfer the ownership of a property from grantor to grantee with the covenant that the grantor has no unresolved claims on the title. Although the grantor guarantees that they have the right to transfer the property and that they have no remaining encumbrances against them as title holder, there may be easements, liens, or mortgages from prior owners remaining on the title. For this reason, the grantee should look up the title with the Department of Land Records before signing any documents.
- Statutes: § 2-106
- 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