Delaware Deed Forms & Templates

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Delaware property deed forms are easy to navigate with the correct information. There are a few common kinds of Delaware deeds, and we’ll go over them here.

Delaware General Warranty Deed

A general warranty deed is the most common type of property transfer deed. It is also considered the safest option for a buyer.

A general warranty deed in Delaware means that the seller (Grantor) guarantees there are no conflicts with the title and that they are wholly responsible for the transfer of the title. It also ensures that if any dispute arises, it is the grantor, not the grantee (buyer), who is liable.

Delaware Quitclaim Deed

With a quitclaim deed in Delaware, a seller can transfer their interest or share in a property to a buyer. This type of deed does not guarantee protection for the buyer. The seller only quits their claim on a property, and it does not guarantee there is no other interest in a property or that the buyer is getting the property outright.

There is no warranty promise. This deed is nothing more than a transfer of interest with no guarantee that the seller has ownership of the property. There is also no guarantee that the property is free of debt.

Delaware Special Warranty Deed

A Delaware special warranty deed transfers a title from one entity to another. It is similar to a general warranty deed but with a more limited scope. While a general warranty deed means the buyer has protection from any and all interest or claim on a property, the special warranty is limited.

This deed does not guarantee that the title history is “clean” after being run past the current owners – only that the current owners have not transferred their interest in the property to anyone else.

Delaware Deed of Trust

Delaware is not a state that allows for deeds of trust.

A deed of trust operates similar to a mortgage which is what you will have in Delaware. A Delaware deed of trust would likely not be how you transfer property in this state.

The way a deed of trust would work is that a buyer and lender enter an agreement where the home buyer agrees to repay the loan on a property, and the mortgage lender will hold the legal title to the property until the lender pays the loan in full.

FAQs for Property Transfer in Delaware

Here are the most common questions about Delaware deeds:

All parties must sign the deed documents before a notary public or any other eligible court officer. Fees must be paid before the deed can be recorded.

The recorder of deeds is the repository for all land transaction records, corporate filings, and financing statements in Delaware. You will need to go to the office of your county.

To record a deed or mortgage in Delaware costs $13 per page and $3 for every parcel description listed in the document. Certified copies of any record are $3 or $6 (if furnished by the Recorder’s Office).

Transfer of property deeds needs to be in writing, signed by all parties, and notarized. Many people choose to use a lawyer to make sure the documents are in accordance with local laws. However, you can pick up copies of local deeds online or at a record office without going to a lawyer.