Knoxville, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: I'm notarized quit claim deed and sale of property to deceased individual no will no next of kin

I have a quitclaim deed signed by the deceased individual giving me full access a liability to their property I purchased the property from the deceased individual prior to the individual is being deceased the quitclaim deed was never notarized in the property was never recorded this was in Greene County Tennessee

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Without a notary acknowledgement of the grantor's execution of the Deed, it is not a conveyance. Recordation is not absolutely required, but you apparently do not have an enforceable Deed. If there is an Estate, you might file a Claim for your money.

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