My Account Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

Illinois Grant Deed

A grant deed, also referred to as a bargain and sale deed, is a legal document used to transfer, or convey, rights in real property from a grantor (seller) to a grantee (buyer). It contains covenants that the grantor has not previously sold the real property interest being conveyed to the grantee, and warrants that the property is conveyed to the grantee without any liens or encumbrances except for those specifically disclosed in the deed. Therefore, if the grantee later discovers that the grantor has sold the property to a third party, or if there are undisclosed encumbrances, the grantee may be able to sue the grantor for damages.

Lawful deeds include the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, mailing address, and vesting. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. For Illinois residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common, joint tenancy and tenancy by entirety. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more persons creates a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy or tenancy by the entirety is specified. (765 ILCS 1005/1, 1005/1c.).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a grant deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. Recite the source of title to establish a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. The deed must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents. Finally, the grantor signs the completed document in front of a notary. Once acknowledged, record the deed in the recorder's office in the county where such lands are located. Make sure to include all relevant documents, affidavits, forms, and fees.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact a lawyer with questions about grant deeds or for any other issues related to the transfer of real property in Illinois.

Deeds.com Illinois Grant Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Monday March 22, 2021

4.8 out of 5 (2582 Reviews)

What others like you are saying:


RICKY N. said: Fast Speedy great communication worry-free

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Debbie K. said: I am very happy with Deeds.com. I found the site easy to use and all the directions I needed were available. I'm so happy I didn't have to go to a title company to get this done. The site is easy to navigate and the documents are easy to download.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


sonja E. said: It's very easy to find your way around on deeds.com, Excellent layout on this website and user friendly!

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Brenda M. K. said: Great service Easy to do Efficient

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Jeremiah W. said: Very helpful information and great forms.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Virginia W. said: Easy instructions and a example on how to fill out the form.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Select County where the property is located.

Illinois Grant Deed Form