A deed is any legal instrument in writing which passes, or affirms or confirms something which passes, an interest, right, or property and that is signed, attested, delivered, and in some jurisdictions sealed. A deed, also known as an instrument in solemn form, is the most formal type of private instrument requiring not only the maker of the deed (grantor, transferor) but also attesting witnesses as signatories. A deed has therefore a greater presumption of validity and is less rebuttable than an instrument under hand, i.e., signed by the party to the deed only, or an instrument under seal. A deed can be unilateral or bilateral. Deeds include conveyances, commissions, licenses, patents, diplomas, and conditionally powers of attorney if executed as deeds.
Deed of Trust
A deed of trust is used as an alternative to a mortgage. A deed of trust is not used to transfer property directly. It is commonly used in some states — California, for example to transfer title to land to a “trustee”, usually a trust or title company, which holds the title as security (“in escrow”) for a loan. When the loan is paid off, title is transferred to the borrower by recording a release of the obligation, and the trustee’s contingent ownership is extinguished. Otherwise, upon default, the trustee will liquidate the property with a new deed and offset the lender’s loss with the proceeds.
Grant deed/Quitclaim Deed
A quitclaim deed is disclaiming rights of the person signing it to property.
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