Q: What type of deed is used in Maryland to transfer property from the treasurer to an individual? Is it a special warrant
A: There are three types of deeds in real property in Maryland: 1) General Warranty Deeds; 2) Special Warranty Deeds; and 3) Quitclaim Deeds. The first is rarely used in Maryland. It promises that the transferor's title was good from all claims before him. The second type merely warrants that the grantor's title was good. The third one transfers whatever the grantor has, good or bad, to the grantee. It is most often used in no-consideration transfers, but any type of deed could be used for any transaction. Making this a DIY project is malpractice. Fortunately, you cannot sue yourself, so you only have to worry about anyone else suing you or about screwing up the title so bad that it costs 50X as much to quiet it later.
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