In the state of Montana, a quit claim deed conveys property interest from a seller to a buyer in an expeditious manner. It's important to note that this type of transfer only transfers the ownership interest and does not come with a guarantee that the title of the property is clear and free of encumbrances. This form of property transfer is often common in transactions between family members but can be used in a variety of transfer situations. Regardless of the closeness in relationship, as a good business practice, the seller should conduct a thorough title search on the property he or she is purchasing.
Signing - According to state law (70-21-203) the quit claim deed must be witnessed by a Notary Public, with the seller of the property signing in the Notary’s presence.
Recording - Once signed and notarized, the quit claim deed must be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office in the county where the property is located.
Additional Documents - Montana requires that a Realty Transfer Certificate be included with the quit claim deed, as well as the water rights of the property