A quit claim deed in Nebraska is a legal document used to convey property to a new owner within the state. A quit claim deed is often used between family members or in divorces to transfer ownership interest to a person in an expeditious manner. The tradeoff is that there is no guarantee that the property is free of any encumbrances. There is also no guarantee that the seller has the legal right to even sell the property. Because of the potential pitfalls that may come from a quit claim deed, especially in transactions between strangers, it is important for the buyer to conduct a title search on the property so there are no unpleasant surprises.
Nebraska Quit Claim Deed Laws - 23-1510 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes
Signing - All quit claim deeds written in the state must be signed by the individual(s) selling the property in the presence of a Notary Public (NRS 76-211)
Recording - All quit claim deeds must be filed in the County Recorder’s Office in the city or county where the property is located.
Additional Documents - All deeds recorded with the state of Nebraska must include a Real Estate Transfer Statement (Form 521).