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Alabama - Lowndes County Gift Deed Form

All Lowndes County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


Lowndes County Gift Deed Form Page 1

Gift Deed Form - Lowndes County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 3/23/2021


Lowndes County Gift Deed Guide Page 1

Gift Deed Guide - Lowndes County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 3/18/2021


Lowndes County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document - Lowndes County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 2/12/2021


*The Following Alabama and Lowndes County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


RT-1

RT-1

This is a required form due at the time of filing. The form, called the "Real Estate Sales Validation Form" and labeled "Form RT-1," is to be signed by the grantor, grantee, owner or agent, and requires, in addition to other basic information, the total purchase price, the actual value, or the assessor's market value of the property.


Non-Resident Withholding Forms

Non-Resident Withholding Forms

The forms included at the end of this package are for non-resident transfers, which include individuals, trusts, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, and unincorporated organizations. The package includes all the information and forms that the State of Alabama requires regarding a non-residence transfer of real property. Forms in package must be printed before filling in. The individual forms are the same as those in the package, but can be filled out before printing.


Alabama Homestead Exemptions

Alabama Homestead Exemptions

H1 Homestead Exemption 1 is available to all citizens of Alabama who own and occupy single-family residences, including manufactured homes, as their primary residences and use their property for no other purposes. The amount of the exemption is $4,000 in assessed value for State taxes and $2,000 in assessed value for County taxes.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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  • What are supplemental forms?
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  • Can the forms be re-used?
    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that county.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Lowndes County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Lowndes County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
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Areas covered by these Gift Deed Forms:

  • Lowndes County

Including:

  • Fort Deposit
  • Hayneville
  • Letohatchee
  • Lowndesboro
  • Tyler

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What is the Alabama Gift Deed?

Gift deeds convey title to real property from one party to another with no exchange of consideration, monetary or otherwise. Often used to transfer property between family members or to gift property as a charitable act or donation, these conveyances occur during the grantor's lifetime. It is important that a gift deed contain language that explicitly states that no consideration is expected or required. Ambiguous language, or references to any type of consideration, can make the gift deed contestable in court.

A lawful gift deed includes the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, vesting, and mailing address. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. Generally, real property is owned in either sole ownership or in co-ownership. For Alabama residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are joint tenancy and tenancy in common. The primary characteristic of joint tenancy is the right of survivorship. In Alabama, the right of survivorship is not presumed and must be specified in the form of the deed (Ala. Code 1975, 35-4-7).

As with any conveyance of realty, a gift deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. In Alabama, if the legal description references a plat, the plat should be attached to the deed, or the deed should describe the plat book and office in which it can be found (Ala. Code 1975, 35-4-74). Recite the source of title to establish a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. The document must be signed and acknowledged by the grantor in the presence of two credible witnesses, one of which can be the notary (Ala. Code 1975, 35-4-65). Record the completed deed, along with any additional materials, in the probate office of the county where the property is located. Contact the same office to verify accepted forms of payment.

Consult an attorney licensed in the State of Alabama with questions regarding transfers of real property in the state.

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Lowndes County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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