A Wisconsin quit claim deed is a transfer document for real estate wherein the grantor does not provide any warranty against title defects or encumbrances. Quit claim deeds are sought out when transferee protection is not needed, and efficiency is prioritized. They can be used to transfer a title without hassle or to add a new person thereto (e.g., a newly married owner adding their spouse to the title).
Another use of quit claim deeds is to cure title defects; for example, if a title was not properly surrendered by a previous grantor and the grantor’s spouse’s name is still on the title, the new owner may ask that the spouse’s interest be released through the execution of a quit claim deed.
- Statutes: Chapter 706 (§§ 706.001 – 706.25)
- Formatting: § 59.43(2m), § 59.43(5), § 59.43(7), § 706.02, § 706.05
- Signing Requirements (§ 706.06): Notary Public
- Where to Record (§ 706.05): County Register of Deeds (County Map)
- Recording Fees (§ 59.43(2)(ag)(1)): $30 (no page limit)
- Real Estate Transfer Return (eRETR): To be completed by the grantor. The receipt issued at the end of the online application must be printed and provided to the Register of Deeds at the time of recording a deed.
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 709.01(2), § 709.02(1), § 709.03, § 709.033): Discloses a property’s condition and any adverse material facts (0nly required if the Real Estate Transfer Return fee is applicable).
- Condominium Addendum to Real Estate Condition Report (§ 709.02(2)): Required for certain condominium conveyances. Must be attached to the Real Estate Condition Report, if applicable.