When you want to give interest that you have in a certain property to another person, you will need to fill out what is called a “quit claim deed form.” Filling out a quit claim deed form can seem complicated and difficult when you are inexperienced and do not know what you are doing. However, this easy to follow guide will tell you everything you need to know about filling out a quit claim deed form. When you know what you’re doing, it will make the entire process of filling out the form easy, simple, and—in most cases—problem free. However, it is recommended, especially if you have never filled out a quit claim deed form before and are unsure of what you are doing or what you may be giving up, that you contact a professional with experience using quit claim deed forms to help you with the legal details if your transfer.
You will need to purchase a quit claim deed form from the appropriate office. If you do not have an appropriate office in the nearby area, you can purchase a quit claim deed form from the internet or–depending on the location–certain office supply stores. A quit claim deed form is not expensive and whether you are buying it online, at an office supply store, or other office, it should be affordable.
Read the quit claim deed form carefully before taking any further actions. Because these forms are not free, it is important to fill them out right the first time; do not simply “wing it” by filling out the information as you read the form the first time. Make sure to read it over before you begin writing!
After reading the form, it is time to fill out your personal information. Your personal information should be written in the appropriate portion of the form.
Now you will need to fill out the information of the person whom you are granting your property to, such as a spouse, family member, and so on.
Enter the purchase price for your interest in the appropriate area of the form. If you are giving it away as a gift, enter the price of $1.00.
This step is typically considered the most difficult. You will need to enter a legal description of the property involved in the transfer. A legal description is a description which is done in a specific way that adheres to various legal laws, policies and standards. Legal descriptions of property can often be found on other legal forms, such as tax forms, property deeds, and mortgage paperwork. If possible, use the description from a previous legal form–if one cannot be found, it may be wise to consult a professional to help you craft a proper legal description.
Sign the form! Without your signature, the quit claim deed form is a worthless piece of paper.