Mississippi Quit Claim Deed Form
A Mississippi Quit Claim Deed gives a Grantor (owner of a property) the ability to transfer interest in a property to one or more Grantee(s) (those receiving the property). The form does not include any warranty of title (unlike a warranty deed), meaning it should only be used in situations where the Grantor and Grantee(s) personally know each other. “No warranty of title” refers to the fact that there is no guarantee that the property is without liens or clouds on the title. For standard transactions with parties that are not acquainted with each other, the form is not recommended. However, for family, friends, and business partners, there is often little worry about the quality of the title, which is why the form is commonly used in said transaction types.
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Laws: Title 89, Chapter 5, Article 1
First Page (§ 89-5-24(2)): The following information must be evident on the first (1st) page of the deed:
- The document preparer’s name, address, and telephone number,
- A return address,
- The title, “Quit Claim Deed,”
- The Grantor and Grantee’s respective names,
- The Grantor and Grantee’s current mailing addresses, current business or employment telephone numbers (if any), and current residential telephone number (if any), as required by § 27-3-51, and
- The property’s legal description (if this cannot fit on the first page, it should appear on the next page).
Formatting (§ 89-5-24(1)): The deed presented to the Clerk of the Chancery Court must abide by a set of formatting requirements. These requirements are:
- Text should appear only on one side of the paper,
- The pages should not be permanently bound, nor in a continuous form (although individual pages may be stapled together),
- Attachments should not be stapled or affixed,
- No font size smaller than ten (10) point,
- The color of the paper must be white,
- The paper weight must be at least twenty-pound, and
- The first page of the deed must have a top margin of at least three inches (3″) of vertical space from left to right. Other margins should be at least three-fourths of one inch (3/4″).
Prohibited Language: The following legal terms should not be used in the deed as they are directly associated with other types of deeds that can offer warranties of title that a quit claim cannot:
- “Warrant specially,” and
- “Grant, bargain, and sell.”
Signing Requirements (§ 89-5-1): Must be signed by the Grantor, one (1) witness, and a Notary Public. The notary must provide a certificate of acknowledgment or proof of the lawful execution of the form.