Rhode Island Quit Claim Deed Form
A Rhode Island Quit Claim Deed is a form used for granting ownership rights to a property located in the state of RI. The form should only be used in situations where the Grantor (owner) has complete confidence in that they are the only titleholder to the property. This is imperative as the deed does not offer any guarantees or warranties that the title is clear, which could cause issues with the party receiving the property (the “Grantee(s)”). To help prevent any issues, the Grantee(s) can conduct a title search on the property which would help uncover any unknown claimants.
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Laws § 34-11-17
- Grantee’s Name (§ 34-11-1.2): Every deed needs to bear the Grantee’s name and their residence and/or post office address.
- In Writing (§ 34-11-1): All conveyances of land in the state, including deeds, must be in writing to avoid being made void.
- Placement of Names (§ 34-11-1.1): The names of the signatories must appear either immediately beneath or adjacent to their respective signatures. Failure to do so will result in a fine of two dollars ($2.00).
- Signing Requirements (§ 34-11-1.1): The Grantor needs to sign the completed form in the presence of a Notary Public.
How to File
To file a deed in the state, the Grantor needs to bring the completed form to the town clerk or Recorder of Deeds (also known as the recorder’s office). Statute 34-13-7 states the fee for filing is eighty dollars ($80.00). The office will also charge an additional fee of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per page or three dollars ($3.00) per page for certified copies.