Texas Special Warranty Deed Form – Summary
The Texas special warranty deed form provides a limited warranty of title. With a special warranty deed, the person transferring the property guarantees that he or she has done nothing that would cause title problems, but makes no guarantees about what might have happened before he or she acquired the property. In Texas, special warranty deeds are often used:
- To transfer property to a trust—like a living trust—that the transferor controls or benefits from;
- To transfer property to a business—like a limited liability company—that the transferor owns;
- For sales of commercial or multi-family residential property;
- To transfer property to a new owner that is purchasing title insurance on the property and is not concerned with the limited warranty of title; or
- In other circumstances where the current owner does not want to be legally responsible for problems with title that arose before the current owner owned the property.
A special warranty deed requires special language to ensure that the deed qualifies as a special warranty deed. This language is automatically included by our deed preparation service and valid in all Texas counties.