A Texas quit claim deed is a real property transfer document that does not guarantee the title’s condition or the grantor’s title rights. Under a quit claim deed, encumbrances such as defective titles or unresolved liens are not the responsibility of the grantor, and the grantee will be liable should any come to light following recordation. Examples of scenarios where a quit claim deed might be useful include divorce settlements, gift transfers, and releasing another party’s claim to the property. Quit claim deeds offer a convenient way to transfer property when warranties are not necessary.
- Statute: § 13.006
- Formatting: § 11.002, § 11.003, § 11.008, § 12.0011, § 191.007
- Signing Requirements (§ 12.001(a)): Notary Public or Two (2) Witnesses
- Where to Record (§ 11.001): County Clerk’s Office
- Recording Fees (§ 118.011(2)): $5 for the first page + $4 for each additional page.
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 5.008): Discloses to a buyer the condition of a single-dwelling residence prior to finalizing the transfer.