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Types of Deeds
Special Warrranty Deed
The special warranty deed is sometimes referred to as a limited
warranty deed. A grantor, the party that is conveying the title to
the real property, who utilizes a special warranty deed is
warranting that, except as may have previously been disclosed
to the grantee, the party that is receiving the title to the real
property, they have not created any defects in the title to the
property nor have they impaired any of the common law
warranties of title or property rights of the property. The grantor
is also warranting that they will defend the grantee in any lawful
claims against the title to the property that are brought by third
parties, if such claims were supposedly caused by the grantor.
But unlike a warranty deed, whereby the grantor is warranting
the title to the property without limitation and obligating
themselves to defend the owner of the property against claims
brought by any third party, all such warranties of title from the
grantor utilizing a special warranty deed are limited to defects in
title to the real property that were allegedly caused by the
grantor themselves. These warranties do not extend past the
grantor to defects in title that occurred prior to the grantor
obtaining title to the property.
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