The Deed is Not Quick

I often get requests, sometimes a demand, for a “quick claim deed”. Rather like “Quick! Sign this Deed!”

Transferring real estate requires a writing called a “Deed” legally describing the property which is signed before a notary. To transfer all your interest without making a warranty about the condition of the title one signs a “Quit Claim Deed”. If you promise you really own the property and there are no undisclosed problems with the title, one signs a “Warranty Deed”.

There is usually not a rush to do so, and the term “Quick Claim” is not found in Blacks Law Dictionary.

Instead there is no such thing except in the lexicon of folk law and non-lawyers in a hurry.

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