Preparing and recording deeds requires knowledge and experience. At McSpadden Law, we assist clients through the preparation and recording of deeds. Whether you need to add or remove a name from a title, sell a property, gift a property, create a life estate, inherit a property or file a confirmatory or corrective deed, Attorney Malcolm McSpadden can help.
What is a Deed?
A deed is a written instrument that transfers title of real property to one person to another. The one who transfers the title is the “grantor” and the one who receives the title is the “grantee”. A deed must be in writing and signed by the grantor. In order for the deed to be effective against third persons and subsequent purchasers, the deed must be recorded in the land records of the county in which the property is located. At minimum, every deed must contain an identification of the grantor and grantee, a consideration (usually the amount of money paid) and legal description of the real estate. Many states often have special requirements for recording deeds, therefore it is important to use a reliable and experienced law firm such as McSpadden Law.