The Louisiana quit claim deed is used to transfer real estate in Louisiana from one person to another. A quit claim has no guarantee or warranty attached to it. So the buyer, or vendee, is buying only that interest that the vendor owns in the the property. If he or she doesn’t own the property or there are other interests in the property, it is not the obligation of the vendor to rectify the situation – it falls on the vendee. In order to ascertain what interest a vendee is buying, the vendee should conduct a thorough property search before purchasing by going to the clerk of courts office and asking for the land records office.
Recording – Must be submitted to the in the parish where the property is located along with the required filing fee (varied by office).
Signing – A quit claim deed must be authorized with the Grantor(s) (the Sellers) in front of two (2) witnesses and a notary public.
How to Write
Step 1 – First, you will need a blank copy of the Louisiana Quit Claim Deed that you may enter the required information onto. Such a copy may be downloaded by selecting one of the buttons on the right. Three file types of this form will be available for your download: PDF, ODT, and Word. Select the file type you desire to work with by clicking on the respectively labeled button.
Step 2 – The Louisiana Quit Claim Deed is divided across six areas, each requiring specific information. To begin the reporting process, you must fill in the first area which is composed of two sections. These sections are located in the left column of the header for this document. In the section titled “Prepared By,” report the Full Name of the party entering the required information in the appropriate spaces.
Step 3 – The next two lines for this section call for the Complete Street Address of the Preparer supplied on the blank line labeled “Address.” You will need to also define the State and Zip Code on the spaces reserved by the labels “State” and “Zip Code” respectively.
Step 4 – The next section, in the header, is designed to inform the Louisiana Parish processing the Property conveyance where it should send the returned materials of a successful filing. This must be provided beneath the “After Recording Return To” heading. Several lines will be provided for this end. The first line is reserved strictly for the Name of the Mail Recipient. You must also provide the Mailing Address for this recipient on the blank line beside the word “Address.” The State and Zip Code must then be provided on the similarly labeled blank spaces provided.
Step 5 – The second area contains the main paragraph and will require several pieces of information documented. First, report the Louisiana Parish where the Property is found on the blank line after the words “Parish of.”
Step 6 – Next, define the sum of money submitted for the “Seller” (or “Vendor”) Consideration. This should be reported (written out as when writing a check) on the first blank space available in the main paragraph of this form. Immediately following this space will be a second one in parentheses. You must enter the Sum being submitted for the “Seller’s” (or “Vendor’s”) Consideration as a number on the blank space in these parentheses.
Step 7 – The blank spaces following the Consideration paid portion of this paragraph will require the Full Name of the “Vendor” or “Seller.” Enter this individual’s Full Name on the blank space immediately after the words “residing at” then define this individual as a “Vendor” or “Seller” on the next blank space immediately following the Name.
Step 8 – The statement “residing at” requires the Street Address of the “Vendor” (or “Seller”) to be entered on the blank space following it. This Address report must continue by defining the Parish where the “Seller” resides on the blank space following the words “Parish of.” Then enter the City of where the “Seller” (or “Vendor”) resides after the phrase “City of.” Finally, enter the State where the “Seller” (or “Vendor”) resides on the blank line after the term “State of.”
Step 9 – The following area of this paragraph will seek a definition for the “Vendee” or “Purchaser.” On the first blank space immediately after the words “hereby quitclaims to,” report the Full Name of the “Vendee” or “Purchaser” and the define his or her role by entering the word “Vendee” or “Purchaser” on the next available space.
Step 10 – As with the “Seller” (or “Vendor”), you will need to report the Address where the “Purchaser” (or “Vendee”) resides. Locate the phrase “residing at,” following the “Purchaser” (or “Vendee”) Name you have entered, then report the Residential Street Address where the “Purchaser” (or “Vendee”) on the blank space immediately following this phrase. You will also need to define the Parish, City, and State where the “Purchaser” (or “Vendee”) maintains a residence by entering the appropriate information on the blank line following the word “Parish of,” “City of,” and “State of.” Make sure to only enter the appropriate item called for on these spaces.
Step 11 – Next, report which Parish the Property is located in following the term “Parish of.”
Step 12 – The next area to be satisfied is composed of several blank lines directly below the term “Louisiana to-wit.” Here, you must provide the Property’s Municipal Address, ID Number, and the Legal Description on the books as recorded on the Property Deed. This may be in the form of an attached separate document.
Step 13 – The next page will require a few signatures. We shall begin with the “Grantor’s Signature” line. Here, the “Seller” (or “Vendor”) must sign his or her Name. Then the Printed Name of the Grantor must be supplied directly below this Signature. Finally, the “Address” line must contain the Grantor’s (or “Seller’s”) Street Address. Lastly, the Grantor (or “Seller”) must enter his or her “City, State & Zip” to the Address documented here. Everyone constituting the “Seller” or “Grantor” party must sign his or her Name and submit these items in the presence of Witnesses and a Notary Public.
Step 14 – The next area, “In Witness Whereof” will require that each individual considered a Witness to the Grantor (or “Seller”) signing of this form also Sign and Print his or her Name then submit his or her Address. A Witness, acting as such during the Grantor or “Seller” Signing, must use the “Witness’s Signature,” “Witness’s Name,” “Address,” and “City, State & Zip” lines to Sign and Print his or her Name as well as his or her Address.
Step 15 – Finally, the Notary Public must solidify such facts as the County, Attending Parties, and Date. This confirmation occurs when the Notary provides his or her Notary Public Number, Commission Expiration, and Notary Seal in the last section of this document.
Step 16 – In order to submit the completed paperwork to the Louisiana Parish where the Property is located, you must contact the Parish directly. Each Louisiana Parish will have its own Filing Fee and preferred method of Filing. Once you have confirmed the method or guidelines preferred by the Property’s Louisiana Parish and applicable Fees, you may follow that Parish’s instructions for submission.