The Tennessee Quit Claim Deed may be filled out and filed with the Tennessee Register of Deeds of the same County the Property being transferred is in. This document must be Signed and Notarized. While this form will not provide the same legal guarantee a Warranty of Title will provide, it is adequate for informal situations such as those often seen between family members with amicable relations. This deed does not certify that a Grantor does, in fact, own the right to the Property concerned thus, it is up to the Grantee to make sure precisely what is being exchanged for the consideration being paid.
Laws – § 66-5-103(2)
Recording (§ 66-5-106) – Submit the quit claim along with the filing fee to the Register’s Office in your County.
Signing (§ 66-22-101) – This form is required to be signed in front of two (2) witnesses or a notary public.
How to Write
Step 1 – The Tennessee Quit Claim Deed may be saved directly to your computer by choosing one of the buttons on the right (“PDF,” “ODT,” or “Word“). Make sure the Preparer of this document has access to the program necessary to enter and edit information on the file type you are downloading.
Step 2 – Utilize the “Prepared By” section to provide the Tennessee Register of Deeds with the Identity and Address of the individual submitting the information on this document. There will be four labeled areas you may use to do this: Name, Address, State, and Zip Code. Enter the required information utilizing these lines.
Step 3 – Use the “After Recording Return To” section to present the Address where the Tennessee Register of Deeds should send the recorded and filed materials. Naturally, this must be composed of the Full Name of the Mail Recipient presented on the space designated as “Name” and “Address.” Then, make sure the State and Zip Code are presented on the “State” space and the “Zip Code” space.
Step 4 – Find the blank space between the phrase “State of Tennessee” and “County.” You must record the County the Property is found in on the space just before the word “County.”
Step 5 – The first two blank lines in the paragraph are designated to the Sum of Money the Grantee must surrender to the Grantor. This same amount must appear as two versions. On the first blank space, it must be written out in words then on the second blank line (in the parentheses) it must be presented numerically.
Step 6 – The next two spaces will also require some information. This is where we must define the person receiving the Payment Amount listed above and releasing his or her Property. Enter the Legal Name of the individual receiving this Payment on the line after the words “paid to,” then on the blank space adjacent to this Name, assign the “Grantor” role by writing “Grantor.”
Step 7 – This template form will also require the Grantor’s Residential Address to be reported. Enter this Address on the second line with space following the exact term “residing at.”
Step 8 – Find the space immediately following the term “County of.” Enter the County where the Address in Step 7 is found.
Step 9 – Find the space immediately following the term “City of.” Enter the City where the Address in Step 7 is found.
Step 10 – Find the space immediately following the term “State of.” Enter the State where the Address in Step 7 is found.
Step 11 – It will also be required to indicate the Identity of the individual who will arrange for the Grantor to receive Payment in exchange for the qualification of assuming the Grantor’s Interest, Ownership, or Claim to the Property being discussed. Report the Legal Name of the Grantee on the space just after the expression “…paid to.” Follow this by presenting the word “Grantee” on the space immediately following where you entered the Grantee Name.
Step 12 – The next item of information required by this document will be the Grantee’s Place of Residence. This should be reported in the Grantee’s area of the paragraph using the empty space adjacent to the words “residing at.”
Step 13 – Some more information in the Grantee’s portion of this paragraph will need to be declared following the Address reported. Report the appropriate components of the Grantee’s Address on the blank spaces relating to the exact terms “County of,” “City of,” and “State of.”
Step 14 – This paperwork will also require a report on the Property being focused on in this document. The blank space following the exact phrase “…to the following described real estate, situated in,” requires the County where the Property is geographically situated in to be reported. This will conclude the main paragraph area but some additional information must be supplied. On the blank lines following the words “Tennessee, to-wit,” report the Address and Legal Description of the Property (as recorded on the books). Make sure to include a full description including the Surveyor’s Name, License Number, and Address as reported during the Boundary Survey of the Property.
Step 15 – The completed template form will need to be submitted with the Notarized Signature and Address of the Grantor. The second page will provide two columns for two Grantors near the top of the page while the Notary section is placed near the bottom of the page. All Grantors interested must sign in the presence of a Notary. If there are more than two you may add more space between the existing columns and the Notary section. Each Grantor Signature column will require a Grantor Signature on the first line, the Printed Grantor Name on the second line, the Grantor’s Street Address on the third line, and the Grantor’s City/State/Zip Code on the fourth line. The Notary will provide his or her Commission Number and Expiration Date after documenting the relevant County, Individuals Present, and Signature Date.
Step 16 – Before submitting this to the Tennessee Register of Deeds serving the County where the Property is located, you should contact this entity directly and obtain the specific filing instructions and fees of that County.