Real Estate Deeds

Montana Quit Claim Deed

A quitclaim deed must be signed and acknowledged by the grantor before it is submitted for recordation in the county where the property is located. A county clerk in Montana can refuse a quitclaim deed for recordation if the grantee's mailing address is not included (MCA 7-4-2618). The form of a grant, as provided in the Montana Code of Laws 70-20-103, states that the consideration paid for the real property, as well as a legal description of such real property should be listed.

The effect of recording a quit claim deed is to provide constructive notice to all subsequent mortgagees and purchasers (MCA 70-21-302). The first duly recorded document will have priority over later documents for the same real property in Montana. A grant of an estate in real property is conclusive against the grantor and every one subsequently claiming under the grantor, except a purchaser or encumbrancer who acquires a title or lien by an instrument that is first duly recorded, provided that the purchaser or encumbrancer purchases in good faith and for a valuable consideration (MCA 70-20-303). Montana Quit Claim Deed Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Tuesday June 12, 2018