Typically when you purchase real estate, you enter into a sales contract to do so. This is your legal contract. The names used on sales agreement are where we start with our deed preparation. A deed is a legal instrument conveying or transferring interest in property. There are many forms of deeds, including General Warranty, Special Warranty, Quit Claim, Fiduciary, Sheriff, and Tax Claim. Each form makes certain representations from grantor to grantee.
Components of a deed start with date, grantor (seller), grantee (buyer), consideration (sales price), legal description, tax map, UPI, or lot and block number, recital (commonly referred to as being clause), property address, grantee’s mailing address, and signatures. In Pennsylvania, grantor’s signature must be notarized. Also, in Pennsylvania there are certain clauses a deed must contain, Mine Subsidence, Coal Clause and/or Environmental Notice. It may also set forth subject to any rights of way, leases, covenants, subdivisions, mortgages and prior conveyances. We strive to prepare your deed to cover all these details.
Every state is different, in Pennsylvania, an attorney can prepare a deed and when there is title insurance issued a settlement firm may prepare deed as well. Your deed must be recorded as quickly as possible in the land record’s office (Recorder of Deeds) of your County. As a buyer, you should receive the original recorded deed for your records.
Email us Settled@WestmorelandParalegal.com or if you prefer, call 724.832.8683 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to speak with an associate.