Bristol County Trustee Deed Forms (Massachusetts)

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Trustee Deed

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Included Forms

All Bristol County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Trustee Deed Form

Trustee Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/22/2024

Trustee Deed Guide

Trustee Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 1/19/2024

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 12/27/2023

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Massachusetts or Bristol County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Bristol County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Bristol County Trustee Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Can the Trustee Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Bristol County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Bristol County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Bristol County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Bristol County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas Covered by These Trustee Deed Forms:

  • Bristol County

Including:

  • Acushnet
  • Assonet
  • Attleboro
  • Attleboro Falls
  • Berkley
  • Chartley
  • Dartmouth
  • Dighton
  • East Freetown
  • East Mansfield
  • East Taunton
  • Easton
  • Fairhaven
  • Fall River
  • Mansfield
  • New Bedford
  • North Attleboro
  • North Dartmouth
  • North Dighton
  • North Easton
  • Norton
  • Raynham
  • Raynham Center
  • Rehoboth
  • Seekonk
  • Somerset
  • South Dartmouth
  • South Easton
  • Swansea
  • Taunton
  • Westport
  • Westport Point

What is the Massachusetts Trustee Deed

Used to convey title to real property held in a living (non-testamentary) trust, the trustee's deed takes its name from the party executing the conveyance, the trustee. In Massachusetts, the trustee's deed typically carries quitclaim covenants guaranteeing title against claims arising only under the grantor's duration of ownership.

Trusts are governed by the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code at chapter 203E of the Massachusetts General Laws. In a trust, the trustee holds legal title to property conveyed into trust by the trust's settlor, for the benefit of a beneficiary. A beneficiary is someone with a present or future interest in the trust (G.L.c. 203E, 103). The terms of the trust, including a designation of the trustee, the trustee's powers, and the trust's beneficiary, are set forth in the trust instrument, which is executed by the settlor and generally not recorded.

Conveyances by trustee are generally accompanied by a trustee's certificate under G.L.c. 184, 35, evidencing the trustee's authority in the transaction at hand. The trustee's certificate is recorded separately, either simultaneously with the deed conveying real property into trust, or when the trustee acts upon the title.

The Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) Title Standard 33 also addresses transfers by trustees. The standard states that recipients of a trustee's deed are not obligated to inquire into the trustee's authority if the trustee's certificate is presented, which recites that third parties may rely without inquiry on the acts of said trustee. The standard also applies if a trustee's certificate is unrecorded or unreferenced in the transfer, but the transfer is executed by all trustees appearing of record to be trustees.

Apart from naming each acting trustee, the trustee's deed recites the name of the trust and contains a reference to the trustee's certificate, if any, of record. The document should also contain a reference to the prior instrument granting title to the trustee. As the conveyance affects real property, the deed requires a legal description of the affected parcel. Each acting trustee must sign the deed in the presence of a notary public for a valid transfer.

Consult a lawyer for guidance, as trust law can quickly become complex, and each situation is unique.

(Massachusetts TD Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Bristol County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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