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Kansas Limited Warranty Deed

A limited warranty deed is a legal document used to transfer, or convey, rights in real property from a grantor (seller) to a grantee (buyer). This type of deed provides significant liability protection for the grantor, and less protection for the buyer. In a limited warranty deed, the grantor only warrants against defects in the title during his or her ownership, and that he or she is authorized to sell the property. However, it does not guarantee freedom from claims on the title originating before the grantor owned the property.

A lawful limited warranty deed includes 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 Kansas residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common and joint tenancy. A grant of ownership of real estate to two or more persons is presumed to create a tenancy in common, unless otherwise stated (K.S.A. 58-501).

As with any conveyance of real estate, a limited warranty deed must meet all state and local standards for recorded documents. It also requires a complete legal description of the parcel. Include the derivation of the grantor's title to the property to prove a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property.

Within Kansas, a deed must be acknowledged by a county clerk, register of deeds, or mayor or clerk of an incorporated city (K.S.A. 58-2211). Any deed that has been executed and acknowledged in another state before a person authorized by the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts will still be valid (K.S.A. 58-2228). The deed must be signed by the grantor, then acknowledged and recorded as directed by K.S.A. 58-2205.

Submit the deed for recording in the county where the property is located. Include all relevant documents, affidavits, forms, and fees with the along with the deed for recording. Complete a Real Estate Sales Validation Questionnaire for the deed unless it meets one of the exemptions provided in K.S.A. 79-1437e. Contact the local recording office with questions.

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

Deeds.com Kansas Limited Warranty Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Friday June 19, 2020

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Johnnie G. said: We had hoped, as this was direct through our State recorder's office, State-specific data would be pre-filled in. Also there is no help when transferring the home title from a Revocable Trust to the living Trustee and new spouse (no example given, no help for which code to use). And the example doesn't match the prior deed revision format submitted by our attorney. So, not the best experience. We may have to get an attorney involved...what we were hoping to avoid

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Thomas N. said: TODD Form would not print surveyor degrees character (superscript "o") in Exhibit A. It also would not print the "Return Address" or "Prepared By" entries with my middle name as your example showed.

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Jerri S. said: Very helpful. Print out go to court house spent less then 15 minutes there and done! Thanks will use again.

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Bverly C. said: I got the form and guide just fine, but the "completed example" showed up as another blank form.

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Sandra S. said: Very helpful, with blank and sample completed documents. The only thing I was confused about was the "legal description" of my property. The documents weren't too helpful on what that meant. Otherwise they were great. It saved me $200 to prepare these myself.

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William A B. said: Good service...deed release form as required.

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Kansas Limited Warranty Deed Form