A Wisconsin special warranty deed is a document that records property conveyance and gives a limited title warranty covering the grantor’s ownership period. The grantor is not liable for title encumbrances made before they gained an interest in the property, and should any arise, are the grantee’s legal responsibility after the conveyance. As full buyer protection is not provided through a special warranty deed, these forms are not often used in residential property sales. In any case, the quality of the title can be investigated by performing a title search through the county register of deeds.
- 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
- Real Estate Transfer Return (eRETR): Grantors will need to complete the online application and provide the eRETR receipt to the Register of Deeds when presenting an instrument for recording.
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 709.01(2), § 709.02(1), § 709.03, § 709.033): Provides the buyer information on the property’s condition and defects, if any. Required only if the Real Estate Transfer Fee is applicable.
- Condominium Addendum to Real Estate Condition Report (§ 709.02(2)): An addendum for conveyances of condominiums requiring the Real Estate Condition Report.