South Dakota Special Warranty Deed Form

Last updated September 1st, 2022

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South Dakota special warranty deed transfers real estate to a new owner (the grantee) and warrants that it is protected against encumbrances from when the former owner (the grantor) held the title. The deed language also provides assurances that the grantor holds clear title, and does have the right to transfer it. The deed says nothing to indicate that past owners (before the grantor’s ownership) kept the title clean, and the grantee will be responsible should any issues arise such as mechanic’s liens, unpaid taxes, and the like. Due to their limited protection, special warranty deeds are often used to convey commercial or foreclosed real estate.