A quitclaim deed form is often used in Florida to transfer title to real estate in situations where the person transferring the property does not want to be liable for any warranties of title. A Florida quitclaim deed form is sometimes erroneously referred to as a Florida quick claim deed or Florida quit claim deed.
With a quitclaim deed, the transferor is not guaranteeing that he or she owns the property. The quitclaim deed only transfers whatever interest the owner happens to have.
The primary difference between a Florida quitclaim deed form and a Florida warranty deed form is the language used to transfer title.
The language of conveyance for a Florida warranty deed will usually follow the statutory language by providing that the transferor is “granted, bargained and sold” the property to the transferee.
A quitclaim deed, by contrast, will usually use language that does not warrant title. For example, a quitclaim deed could state that the transferor is “does hereby remise, release, and quit-claim” the property to the transferee. Or, the deed may state simply that the transferor “does hereby quitclaim” the property. Either way, no language is included that would leave the seller liable for any defect in title.
These seemingly minor differences in language can have significant consequences for both the transferor and the transferee. Like legal descriptions, the warranty language included in the deed must be exact. And, as with all deeds, it is important to draft the deed to meet Florida recording requirements. Failure to meet recording requirements could cause the document to be rejected or result in additional recording fees as a non-compliant document.
The deeds created by our Deed Generator were designed by licensed Florida attorneys to use the state-specific language required to match the warranty. You can be sure that our quitclaim deed form includes the right language. And all of our deeds are guaranteed to be in a form that is ready for recording with the local count. Create your Florida quitclaim deed today.