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West Virginia Deed Forms

West Virginia deed is a legal tool used for conveying ownership of a property from a grantor (the person releasing the title) to a grantee (the person receiving the title). By creating a record of the transfer, a property’s new title holder can be easily identified, as can the party liable for encumbrances and claims.

General warranty deeds and, to a lesser extent, special warranty deeds, will ensure the grantee will not need to resolve encumbrances. Title transfers executed under a quit claim deed, however, will transfer liability for encumbrances onto the grantee, as well as release the grantor from any obligations relating to the title.

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Types (7)

Deed of Trust – Secures a loan by assigning a property title to a trustee until the debtor settles their obligation with a creditor.

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General Warranty Deed – A deed wherein the grantor assures they are the rightful title holder and that they will defend the title against claims.

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Grant, Bargain, and Sale Deed – Includes covenants stating that the grantor has not encumbered the title nor transferred the title to another party.

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Lady Bird Deed – Used to name one (1) or more beneficiaries to inherit a property after the owner dies.

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Quit Claim Deed – Used by a grantor to surrender ownership of a title. No guarantees regarding the title’s condition or the legitimacy of the grantor’s ownership are conveyed.

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Special Warranty Deed – A deed wherein the grantor provides a warranty that claims against the title have not been made during their ownership, but they provide no such assurances regarding previous title holders.

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Transfer on Death Deed – Allows a property to be conveyed (without warranty) to a designated beneficiary upon the owner’s death.

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