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If you're considering buying or selling property in Montana, understanding deeds is crucial. A deed is a legal document that serves as evidence of property ownership or interest in real estate. It transfers or conveys the ownership rights of a property from one party (the grantor) to another (the grantee). A deed typically includes the names of the parties involved, a description of the property, and the granting or conveying language. It is an important document in real estate transactions as it establishes the transfer of property rights and provides a record of ownership. Deeds need to be properly executed, signed, and often recorded with the appropriate government authority to establish legal ownership.

Types of Deeds

There are several different types of deeds used in real estate transactions. Here are some common ones:

  1. Warranty Deed: Provides the highest level of protection for the buyer, as it guarantees that the grantor holds clear title to the property and has the right to transfer it.
  2. Quitclaim Deed: Transfers the grantor's interest in the property without making any guarantees about the title. It is commonly used for transfers between family members or to clear up potential title issues.
  3. Special Warranty Deed: Similar to a warranty deed, but it only guarantees against title defects or claims that arose during the grantor's ownership period.
  4. Grant Deed: Similar to a warranty deed, it contains certain guarantees regarding the grantor's ownership and the absence of undisclosed liens or encumbrances.
  5. Bargain and Sale Deed: Transfers the property without any warranties, meaning the grantor is not guaranteeing that they hold clear title, but they are not making any specific claims or guarantees about the property.
  6. Trust Deed: Often used in mortgage transactions, it involves three parties: the trustor (borrower), the beneficiary (lender), and the trustee (a neutral third party that holds legal title to the property until the loan is paid off).

Contact Our Billings Deed Lawyers 

It's important to consult with a real estate attorney or professional to determine the appropriate deed type based on your specific circumstances and the laws of your jurisdiction.

Call (406) 344-1310 for an initial consultation with our Billings real estate attorneys.

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