A quit claim deed in the state of Georgia is a document used to transfer the interest of a property from one person to the next. Contrasting from a warranty deed, this document provides no guarantee that the title of the property is clear and free of encumbrances. A quit claim deed only provides the buyer with a guarantee that the seller will not return at a later date and claim any interest on the property. As with any property purchase, it is always highly recommended that the buyer conduct a thorough title search to ensure that the property is free of all issues.
Laws - § 48-4-44
Signing - According to Georgia Law, a quit claim deed in Georgia must be signed with the Grantor in the presence of a Notary Public, along with two (2) witnesses. The state will allow the document to be signed by only one (1) witness if the Notary is willing to sign as a witness (§ 44-5-30 and § 44-2-15).
Recording - Once the quit claim deed has been signed and notarized, it must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court in the appropriate county where the property is located.