South Pasadena, CA asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: What is the difference between a deed and a grant deed?

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James Joseph Falcone

  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Any deed that is not a 'Grant" Deed is probably a "quitclaim" deed. A Grant deed includes some guaranties, as described im my blog posting here:

Zaher Fallahi

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: By issuing a grant deed one guarantees to own the property conveying to the grantee. In a quitclaim deed, the individual only conveys any right he or she has on the property. This is generally done to clear cloud on the property. If it is not a grant deed, it is a quitclaim deed. Perhaps, that is what you meant.

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