Tennessee Quit Claim Deed Form
The Tennessee Quit Claim Deed is a form that allows owners of Tennessee property to transfer their ownership (called “interest”) to one or more people (called the “Grantee(s)”). The form is quick and inexpensive to use, only requiring notarization and recording upon its completion. The two parties involved should ideally be related by blood or marriage before using the form. The reason being that the contract cannot offer legal guarantees that the title is clear of clouds or other claims.
So long the parties are well acquainted with one another, the form is useful in a variety of circumstances, including: gifting property to a loved one, delivering property to a former spouse to uphold a divorce agreement, or clarifying a title defect.
Laws: § 66-5-103(2)
Outline (§ 66-5-103(2)): State law provides the following basic outline a quit claim deed must take in order to be approved for filing:
“I hereby quitclaim to A. B. all my interest in the following land (describing it)”
Signing requirements (§ 66-22-101): The Grantor must sign their name before a Notary Public or two (2) or more subscribing witnesses.
How to File: All deeds executed in Tennessee must be registered (recorded) in the Office of the County Register and any registration fees must be handled by the filer. The office chosen must belong to the same county as the one the property is located in.
How to Write
Step 1 – Preparer
On the top line of the form, enter the name of the person preparing the deed. This is most commonly the Grantor.
Step 2 – The Parties + Consideration
On the first line of the first paragraph, enter the full name of the Grantor transferring ownership of the property. Then, enter the following:
- Day, month, and year the deed is being prepared,
- The consideration (payment) the Grantor is receiving for the property. Because the deed-type is most commonly used for gifting property, this amount can be entered as one-dollar ($1.00). The first line is reserved for entering the dollar amount in words, whereas the second line (in parentheses) is reserved for entering the consideration via numbers.
- The full name of the Grantee(s),
- A description of the property. This can be copied from the last deed so long the property’s boundaries have not changed.
Step 3 – Signatures
In the presence of a Notary Public, enter the date that the Grantor(s) are recording their signature(s) onto the deed. Then, the Grantor(s) will need to write their signature(s) on the lines provided. The Notary Public will then complete the rest of the fields at the same time. Once all fields have been complete, the completed deed can be recorded.