Palm Coast, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: is quit claim deed valid if only one witness signed twice?

quit claim deed has same witness print and signed on all witness lines

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Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, this is not a valid deed in the State of Florida, while you would need to have it looked at and reviewed, if there is only 1 witness, such a deed would be invalid. See below for reference via Florida Statute. You should pull up and take a look at the actual statute as well for reference.

Fla. Stat. § 689.01 lists three basic requirements for the validity of a Florida deed:

The deed must be in writing;

The deed must be signed by the transferor (the current owner) of the property or his or her duly authorized agent or representative;

The deed must be signed in the presence of two witnesses, each of whom must also sign the deed.

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