A Mississippi special warranty deed conveys a property title from a grantor to a grantee with a limited warranty. A limited (special) warranty gives the grantee the grantor’s promise that they have the right to sell and transfer the property, that they are no encumbrances arising from their ownership period, and that they will defend the grantee from any claims related to their ownership.
If there are any leases, mortgages, liens, or easements from before the grantor’s ownership, these will not be covered by the special warranty. These encumbrances can greatly inconvenience the grantee by making them financially liable, and preventing them from securing financing or selling the property. For this reason, it is recommended that the grantee looks up the property title to ensure that it is clean before agreeing to convey ownership by special warranty.