Alaska Grant Deed
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Grant Deed for Real Estate Located in Alaska
Although not specifically referred to by name in the Alaska Statutes, a grant deed can be used in this state as an instrument of conveyance to transfer property from one person or entity to another person or entity. A grant deed must be signed and sealed by the grantor, and acknowledged or proved, and then recorded in the registry district where the property is located as provided by law.
A grant deed in Alaska warrants that the grantor actually owned the title to transfer. This type of deed also includes a guarantee that the grantor has not sold the property to anyone else, and that the property is not under any liens or restrictions that have not already been disclosed to the buyer, which in turn means that there are no legal claims to the property by third parties.
A grant deed for real property in Alaska needs to be recorded in order to provide constructive notice of its contents to subsequent purchasers and holders of a security interest in the same property or portion of it (40.17.080). A grant deed in Alaska is void as against a subsequent purchaser in good faith and for a valuable consideration of the same real property or part thereof whose conveyance is first duly recorded. If not recorded, a grant deed will be valid between the parties to the deed and those who have actual notice thereof (40.17.080).