Kansas Quit Claim Deed Form
A Kansas quit claim deed is a legal instrument used for relinquishing ownership in real estate for gift or transactional purposes. Specific to the deed type, the recipient (grantee) doesn’t receive any contractual promises in that the title is good or that the grantor even has any ownership to convey in the first place (regardless of what the grantor promises).
This lack of any guarantee has its pros and cons, the pros being it makes the deed fast to complete, and makes it so the grantee doesn’t need to conduct a title search. The cons are that the deed could potentially come with a lien or other title cloud, or the grantor might not be a true owner as mentioned previously. This makes the deed type especially risky for situations in which neither party’s know one another.
However, the deed is effective for situations where the grantee already knows the grantor and would have no reason to believe they aren’t the owner. This makes the form useful for gifting a property to a child, or for giving up ownership in a house after a divorce.
The main steps involved with using the form are:
- Fill out the deed,
- Have the grantor(s) get their signatures notarized, and
- Record it at the applicable county-specific Register of Deeds.