In Colorado, a quit claim deed is a legal document used to transfer property from an owner to a seller in an expeditious fashion. This type of transfer comes with no warranty, meaning it comes with no guarantees that the title is free and clear of any encumbrances or back taxes. Essentially, a quit claim deed only guarantees that a seller cannot come back at a later date and claim any interest on a property after he or she sells it. Though this method of transfer is generally used to transfer property between family members, a title search should be conducted to ensure that the title of the property is clear.
Colorado Quit Claim Deed Laws - §38-30-116
Colorado Law dictates that specific language be omitted from a quit claim deed. For example, the word “convey” is to never be used in a quit claim deed. In addition, the quit claim deed is to be notarized by a Notary Public before being filed with the state (§38-35-103).