Property Deed

What are Property Deeds?

Property deeds are used to convey real property from a grantor (seller) to a grantee (buyer). For a deed to be legally operative, it must include the identification of the grantor and grantee, and the adequate description of the property.

What is the difference in a Property Deed and a Title?

Title is the legal way of saying you own a right to something. For real estate purposes, title refers to ownership of the property, meaning that you have the rights to use that property. Deeds, on the other hand, are actually the legal documents that transfer title from one person to another.

Types of Deeds in Georgia

  • Warranty Deed: a warranty deed transfers ownership and provides additional promises, including that the transferring party has good title (in other words, the property is free of liens and claims of ownership).
  • Limited Warranty Deed
  • Special Warranty Deed
  • Buildewr’s Deed
  • Quitclaim Deed