Real Estate Deeds

Massachusetts Quit Claim Deed

A quitclaim deed submitted for recordation in Massachusetts should have the grantee's name and address, as well as a recital of the full consideration (183.6). A statement detailing whether the land is registered or unregistered should be provided on the first page to ensure that the deed is recorded in the proper book. A certificate of acknowledgment or proof of execution must be endorsed or attached to the quitclaim deed in order to have it recorded (183.29). Some counties in Massachusetts require real estate deeds to be submitted to the Land Bank for that region before they can be recorded by the county recorder. A list of quitclaim deed requirements as they pertain to specific counties is provided in the Massachusetts section of this website.

If unrecorded, a quitclaim deed is not valid against any person, except the grantor, his heirs and devises, and persons having actual notice of the quitclaim deed (183.4). In order to have a valid deed that provides notice to third parties, it must be recorded in the county or district in Massachusetts where the property is located. The recording of a deed is conclusive evidence of the delivery of the instrument, in favor of purchasers for value without notice claiming under the deed (183.5). Massachusetts Quit Claim Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Wednesday June 13, 2018