Updated on September 1st, 2022
A South Carolina quit claim deed is a document that transfers real property but does not guarantee the title’s condition or the grantor’s ownership. As a result, the grantee will be liable for any encumbrances that may arise, which can include mechanic’s liens, unpaid taxes, or disputes concerning the title’s ownership. Quit claim deeds are not often used unless the parties trust one another, as in transfers amongst family members or close acquaintances.
- Statutes: Title 27 (Property and Conveyances)
- Formatting: A return address must be included in the deed (§ 30-9-30). Counties may have different formatting standards (see Greenville County).
- Signing Requirements (§ 27-7-10 & § 30-5-30): Notary Public and Two (2) Witnesses. The notary public may serve as a witness.
- Where to Record (§ 30-7-10): County Registers of Deeds
- Recording Fees (§ 8-21-310(1)): $15
- Affidavit for Taxable or Exempt Transfers: This affidavit must be filed with the register of deeds or court clerk when recording a deed (§ 12-24-70).
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 27-50-40): Must be delivered by a property owner to potential buyers to disclose a property’s conditions.