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Formal Requirements for Deeds

Formal Requirements for Deeds

Learn about the legal requirements for a valid deed, including form, content, and execution.

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A real estate transaction culminates when the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. The most common method of transfer is by deed. This lesson will discuss the technical requirements for a valid deed, including form, execution, and content.

Before we get to the details, let’s establish some context. To convey property, a deed must comply with all formal requirements, be delivered to the grantee, and be accepted by the grantee. We’ll learn more about delivery and acceptance in...