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Mississippi Warranty Deed

Title to real estate in Mississippi can be transferred with a warranty deed in writing. This state does not provide a statutory form, but does provide acceptable language for a warranty deed or other conveyance (§ 89-1-61). The grantor in a warranty deed in this state warrants to the grantee that the grantor has good and marketable title to the real estate conveyed and will defend the title against any disputes or claims to the real estate. A warranty deed in Mississippi, by the use of the word “warrant,” includes the following five covenants: seisin, power to sell, freedom from encumbrances, quiet enjoyment, and warranty of title (§ 89-1-33).

A warranty deed must be in writing, signed by the grantor and delivered (§ 89-1-3). Any written instrument conveying real estate, such as a warranty deed, should be acknowledged or proved, and the acknowledgment or proof should be certified by an officer authorized to take acknowledgments. Acknowledgements or proof may be made before any of the officers listed in section 89-3-3 of the Mississippi Revised Code. If the party who is executing a conveyance resides in another state, the warranty deed may be acknowledged or proved by any of the officers listed in 89-3-9, and it shall be as good and as effectual if the certificate of acknowledgment or proof had been made by a competent officer in Mississippi (§ 89-3-9). If a warranty deed is not acknowledged or proved, the recording clerk may refuse to admit it to record. However, if an instrument is not acknowledged or proved according to law but is otherwise admitted to record, then all persons are considered to be on constructive notice of the instrument (§ 89-3-1).

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