Delivery and Acceptance

Delivery and Acceptance

Learn about the requirements of delivery and acceptance to transfer title, including the effect of delivery, methods of delivery, conditional delivery, and escrow arrangements.


In this lesson, we’ll learn about the delivery and acceptance of deeds.

A deed transfers title only when it’s delivered by the grantor and accepted by the grantee. [23 Am. Jur. 2d Deeds §§ 102, 149, Westlaw (database updated February 2019).]

I.               Delivery and Grantor’s Intent

To effect delivery, the grantor must have the present intent to immediately transfer the property to the grantee. Some courts express this...