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Alabama Special Warranty Deed

Special warranty deeds transfer title to real estate from the grantor (owner) to the grantee (buyer), with a guarantee that the grantor will defend the grantee against any outside claims to the title that originate from the time she owned the property, and that all restrictions, limitations, and/or obligations associated with the property are disclosed on the deed. They offer a compromise between a full warranty deed, which requires the grantor to defend the title against ANY claims from before the grantee took ownership, and a quitclaim deed, which offers no protections whatsoever.

Valid special warranty deeds identify the parties by full name, marital status, and address, the property's legal description, physical address, the signatures of all grantors and spouses, and a notary acknowledgment. They must also meet all state requirements as set out in Section 35-4 of the Code of Alabama, and any local standards for form and content.

Alabama law demands that all deeds must be recorded (35-4-50). This provides notice of the change in ownership to the public. Record the signed and notarized deed at the office of the probate judge for the county where the property is located.

Please contact an attorney with questions about special warranty deeds, or any other issues related to real property in Alabama.

Deeds.com Alabama Special Warranty Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Wednesday May 22, 2019

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A. S. said: First, I am glad that you gave a blank copy, an example copy, and a 'guide'. It made it much easier to do. Overall I was very happy with your products and organization... however, things got pretty confusing and I have a pretty 'serious' law background in Real Estate and Civil law. With that said, I spent about 10+ hours getting my work done, using the Deed of Trust and Promissory note from you and there were a few problems: First, it would be FANTASTIC if you actually aligned your guide to actually match the Deed or Promissory Note. What I mean is that if the Deed says 'section (E)' then your guide shouldn't be 'randomly' numbered as 1,2,3, for advice/instructions, but should EXACTLY match 'section (E)'. Some places you have to 'hunt' for what you are looking for, and if you did it based on my suggestion, you wouldn't need to 'hunt' and it would avoid confusion. 2nd: This one really 'hurt'... you had something called the 'Deed of Trust Master Form' yet you had basically no information on what it was or how to use it. The only information you had was a small section at the top of the 'Short Form Deed of Trust Guide'. Holy Cow, was that 'section' super confusing. I still don't know if I did it correctly, but your guide says only put a return address on it and leave the rest of the 16 or so page Deed of Trust beneath it blank... and then include your 'Deed of Trust' (I had to assume the short form deed that I had just created) as part of it. I had to assume that I had to print off the entire 17 page or so title page and blank deed. I also had to assume that the promissory note was supposed to be EXHIBIT A or B on the Short Form Deed. It would be great if someone would take a serious look at that short section in your 'Short Form Deed of Trust Guide' and realize that those of us using your products are seriously turning this into a county clerk to file and that most of us, probably already have a property that has an existing Deed... or at least can find one in the county records if necessary... and make sure that you make a distinction between the Deed for the property that already exists, versus the Deed of Trust and Promissory note that we are trying to file. Thanks.

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Alabama Special Warranty Deed Form