A Maryland Quit Claim Deed is a legal document used to transfer property from the current owner to the purchaser, or individual inheriting the property. In contrast from a warranty deed, a quit claim deed provides no guarantees on the title of the property. This document only transfers the ownership interest that the seller has to the buyer. Although this document is often used for property transfers between family members, a title search should be done on the property before the transaction is complete to avoid any unforeseen issues after the sale is complete.
According to state law, all quit claim deeds must be signed by the individual selling the property in the presence of a Notary Public or officer of the court (§ 3-104). Once the document has been signed, it must be filed with a Maryland Land Intake Sheet to the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court.