The Kansas deeds are legal forms used when parties wish to transfer real estate in Kansas. There are different types of deeds depending upon the circumstances surrounding the transfer. Some deeds provide a form of warranty, a quit claim provides no warranty and a transfer on death deed automatically transfers the property upon the death of the owner. It is important for the transferee, or grantee to know exactly what interest he or she is receiving as a result of the transfer. Therefore, a complete and comprehensive title search may be necessary. A title search is a method of determining if there are any undisclosed interests in the property.
Recording – All deeds must be processed at the County Recorder’s Office in the jurisdiction of the property being transferred ().
Signing () – All deeds are required to be acknowledged in the presence of a notary public.
Quit Claim – A quit claim deed is a deed that provides no assurance of a clear title. It merely transfers whatever interest the grantor (seller) has in the property, which may be full interest or no interest. This type of deed is sometimes used between close family members or from a person into his or her trust.
Special Warranty – This type of warranty deed provides a limited warranty as to title. The grantor (seller) guarantees that he or she has made no transfers of interest while they have held the property, but they do not guarantee anything that may have happened before they held the property.
Statutory Warranty – This type of warranty deed provides a full guarantee that the title is clear and there are no other people that can claim a right to the property. If someone claims an interest in the property, the grantor agrees to defend the buyer against such a claim.
Transfer on Death – This type of deed is made to make sure property is transferred automatically at the death of the property owner. This is a way for someone to make sure the real estate does not go through the probate process.
Kansas Property Search
A property search is important to find out if there are any hidden interests in the property that may have been granted in the past, such as an undischarged mortgage loan. In Kansas, each county has a register of deeds where you can go in person to the office and search records. There are also counties that provide the ability to do a search online with a subscription.
Step 1 – First you should go to to see if your county has a website.
Step 2 – Click on the county’s link. You will be brought to a . For purposes of this demonstration, we will use Shawnee County:
Step 3 – Click on the ink to the .
Step 4 – Click on the link for ”
Step 5 – The site provides you with different search options. If you would like to do an online search, Click “Search Now”. Shawnee County has an which provides the service for a fee:
Step 6 – Click “” and you will be brought this page where you will need the state, county and name of the grantor to begin the search.
Step 7 – Once you enter the name of the county, state and grantor, you will be brought to a . Check the box indicating that you accept and click “continue”:
Step 8 – Next, in order to see results, you will have to enter in your credit card information.