A New Hampshire quit claim deed is a legal document that transfers property ownership and includes a warranty that the title is free from encumbrances caused by the grantor (seller/transferor), excluding those disclosed in the deed. The warranty offers no protection against title defects originating prior to the grantor’s ownership. A quit claim deed will contain the names of grantor and grantee, a description of the property, and the language necessary to convey the title so that it can be filed with the county recorder and become public record.
To mitigate the risk of acquiring property through a quit claim deed, the new owner should perform a title inspection to verify the grantor’s ownership and see if there are any unresolved claims against the property.
- Statutes: § 477:28
- Formatting (§ 478:4 & § 478:4-a): Counties will post formatting criteria established in accordance with the Register of Deeds’ uniform standards (see requirements for Belknap County).
- Signing Requirements (§ 477:3): Acknowledged before notary public, justice, or commissioner.
- Where to Record: Register of Deeds
- Recording Fees (§ 478:17-g): $10 for the first page + $4 for each additional page