A Utah general warranty deed conveys a title to real estate from a grantor to a grantee and guarantees that the property is free from third-party claims. If claims (such as tax or mechanic’s liens) arise after the deed’s execution, the grantor will be personally liable for remedying the issue and defending the grantee’s title rights. Furthermore, the covenants included therein safeguard the title from any claims made under all former grantors. Because a general warranty deed guarantees a clear title at the time of conveyance, the grantee may pursue legal action against the grantor upon the discovery of any issues.
- Statutes: § 57-1-12
- Formatting: § 17-21-20, § 17-21-25, § 57-3-105, § 57-3-106
- Water Rights Addendum to Land Deeds (§ 57-3-109): Must accompany deeds conveying an interest in property or water rights.
- Signing Requirements (§ 57-3-101): Notary Public
- Where to Record: County Recorder’s Office (List of Counties)
- Recording Fees (§ 17-21-18.5(1)(b)): $40 (no page limit)