In the state of Michigan, a quit claim deed is used to convey real estate to a new owner from the seller or previous owner. This document conveys the interest of a property from one person to the next without any guarantees on the title. This means that the ownership interest may be transferred without the buyer knowing whether or not the seller has the legal authority to sell the property. A buyer should ensure that the title of a property is clear by conducting a thorough title search to ensure that the property they will be purchasing or receiving is free of encumbrances.
Michigan Quit Claim Deed Laws - § 565.152
Signing - According to Michigan Law, all quit claim deeds filed with the state must be signed by the seller in the presence of a Notary Public (§ 565.201).
Recording - All quit claim deeds must be filed with the Michigan Registry of Deeds.