A quit claim deed is a legal document used to convey property without the assurance of a warranty or guarantee on the title of the property. These types of property transfers are common among conveyances between family members. They ensure that the seller of the property will not come back at a later date to claim an interest on the property. Given that this type of transfer comes with no safety nets once the transfer is complete, it is important that the buyer conducts a thorough title search on the property using a quit claim deed.
Washington Quit Claim Deed Laws - RCW 64.04.050
Washington law dictates that the document should be formatted in the following way:
Signing - According to Washington state law, all quit claim deeds must be notarized by a Notary Public (RCW 64.04.020).
Recording - Once a quit claim deed has been signed by the seller of the property, it must be filed with the County Recorder’s Office along with the proper filing fees.