Legally transfer property with this simple form
Using a quitclaim deed is a common and simple way to transfer property. It conveys whatever interest you have in a piece of property without making any promises about the type of interest you’re conveying.
You can use a quitclaim deed to do the following and more:
- transfer property to or from a revocable living trust
- transfer property to one spouse as part of a divorce
- clarify an ambiguity about inherited property-- for example, by giving up potential rights to inherited real estate
- settle uncertainties about other kinds of claims -- for example, by relinquishing the rights to an easement
- transfer one co-owner’s interest to another co-owner -- for example, when one co-owner buys out another
- transfer part of your interest to a new co-owner -- for example, by transferring property you own by yourself into shared ownership with someone else
- change the way owners hold title to the property -- for example, by transferring title from joint tenants to tenants in common, or the other way around.
With instructions written in plain English and a checklist to help you keep track of the steps necessary to prepare and file a legally valid quitclaim deed, this legal form from Nolo’s experts will guide you through your property transfer, all while saving you time and money.