A Tennessee quit claim deed is a real estate title transfer document that includes no warranty of title or guarantee of the grantor’s (transferor) ownership. In other words, the grantee is not provided a guarantee that the title is free of claims (e.g., mechanic’s liens, unpaid taxes, debts, etc.) or that the grantor has the right to transfer the title.
Because of their limited protection, quit claim deeds are often used in transfers where such warranties are inessential; for instance, when the grantee is familiar with the grantor/title history, or when curing a title defect (such as a missing signature).
- Statutes: Title 66 – Property
- Formatting: § 66-5-103, § 66-24-110, § 66-24-114, § 66-24-122, § 67-4-409(6)(A). Formatting standards may vary by county.
- Signing Requirements (§ 66-22-101): Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses
- Where to Record (§ 66-5-106): County Register of Deeds
- Recording Fees (§ 8-21-1001): $12 ($10 registration fee + $2 service fee) for the first two (2) pages, $5 for each additional page.
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 66-5-202): Completed and delivered by a real estate owner to a potential buyer to disclose any known issues. Not required if the buyer is acquiring the title “as-is.”