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Warranty Deeds

Warranty Deeds

In Florida, a Warranty Deed is a legal document used in real estate transactions to transfer ownership of a property from a seller (grantor) to a buyer (grantee) while providing certain warranties and assurances about the property’s title and condition. The key features of a warranty deed are:
  • Covenant of Seisin: The grantor guarantees that they have legal ownership of the property and have the right to sell it.
  • Covenant of Right to Convey: The grantor assures that they have the legal authority to transfer the property to the grantee.
  • Covenant Against Encumbrances: The grantor promises that the property is free from any undisclosed encumbrances, liens, or claims that could affect the grantee’s ownership.
  • Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment: The grantor guarantees that the grantee’s ownership rights will not be disturbed by third parties claiming an interest in the property.
  • Covenant of Warranty: The grantor pledges to defend the grantee against any legal claims that may arise regarding the property’s title.
In addition to these core elements, a Warranty Deed in Florida will include specific legal language, the names and addresses of the parties involved, a description of the property being transferred, the purchase price, and any other relevant terms of the transaction.
In Florida, the Warranty Deed is commonly used to provide a high level of protection to the buyer, assuring them that the property’s title is clear and that the seller is taking responsibility for any title-related issues that may arise in the future.
It’s advisable to consult with a qualified attorney to ensure that the Warranty Deed is drafted correctly and that all state-specific requirements are met.

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