Virginia --- Quitclaim Deed Form and Recording Act
The grantor and grantee must be named in the first clause of a quitclaim deed executed in Virginia. The first time a grantor or grantee's full name appears in the deed, the surname should be written entirely in capital letters or underscored. The grantor's signature, acknowledged by a notary public, is required for a quitclaim deed to be recorded. A county clerk in Virginia can refuse to record a quitclaim deed if the name (or names) of the person under which the deed is to be indexed is illegible or is not given.
The Virginia recording statutes provide that every contract in writing (i.e. quitclaim deed) is void as to all purchasers for valuable consideration without notice until it is recorded. The grantee of a quitclaim deed is not prevented, by existence of the quitclaim deed, from being a purchaser for valuable consideration without notice. In Virginia, according to the recording act (55-96), a quitclaim deed is also not of itself notice to such grantee of any unrecorded conveyance or encumbrance upon such real estate.
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