A quit claim deed in the state of Idaho is a legal document that conveys a property from a Grantor (the person selling the property) to the Grantee (the person purchasing or receiving the property) without any form of guarantee that the Grantor has the legal authority to sell or transfer the property, or that the property has a clean title. Usually, this form of transfer is used in informal agreements such as those between family members or arrangements made during the process of a divorce. Regardless of the arrangement, it is always necessary to conduct a thorough title search on the property to ensure that the title is free of encumbrances.
According to Idaho Law, a quit claim document may not include the word “grant”, as it conveys that some sort of guarantee has been made (§ 55-612). Once the document has been signed by the Grantor in the presence of a Notary Public, it must be filed at the County Recorder’s Office in the appropriate jurisdiction (§ 55-805).