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Vermont Deed Forms

Vermont deed is a legal instrument that records a property title’s change in ownership. A deed will state the grantor and grantee’s names and a description of the property, in addition to warranties or a guarantee of the grantor’s right to transfer the title. Depending on the type of deed, the language contained therein may include covenants to determine who will be legally responsible for claims against the property title, such as unpaid debts to contractors or property tax liens.

Deeds must be signed by the grantor, acknowledged before a notary public, and filed in the town or county clerk’s office.

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Types (5)

Deed of Trust – Used by a purchaser of property and their creditor to convey a title to a neutral party who will return it to the purchaser after their debt is settled.

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Enhanced Life Estate Deed – Used to name a successor for a property; the property title will be automatically transferred after the grantor’s death.

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General Warranty Deed – Used to transfer a property title with a guarantee of the title’s condition and the owner’s right to convey the title.

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Quit Claim Deed – Used to convey a property title without covenants against encumbrances.

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Special Warranty Deed – Used to convey a property title with covenants guaranteeing the condition of the title from the grantor’s period of ownership only.

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