A quit claim deed in Connecticut is a docuent that transfers property from one person to another. This method is expeditious, and unlike a warranty deed, provides zero assurance to the buyer that the title of a property is free and clear of any encumbrances or tax issues. In a quit claim deed transaction, the only thing that a buyer is assured is that the seller is giving up his or her interest on the property and can no longer return at a later date to claim interest on the house or land. As with any property purchase, it is highly recommended that the buyer conduct a title search before proceeding with the purchase or transfer.
According to Connecticut State Law (§ 47-5) a quit claim deed must be signed by two witnesses and notarized by a Notary Public. Once this step is completed, and the quit claim deed is notarized, it must be filed with the appropriate City or Town Clerk’s office. A list of all of Connecticut’s cities and towns can be found here.