Washington Quitclaim Deed
Instructions & Checklist for
Washington Quitclaim Deed
[_] This package contains (1) Instructions and Checklist for Quitclaim Deed (2) Quitclaim Deed
[_] The Grantor should date and sign the Quitclaim Deed before a Notary and two witnesses.
Among other things, Notarization will allow the Quitclaim Deed to be recorded as a public
record. Without filing, the Quitclaim Deed may not be effective against third parties. Although
witnesses are not required in all states, it is generally a good idea to use them.
[_] Documents referencing land should include a legal description of the land. Verify that the
legal description is correct.
[_] A Quitclaim Deed may require other documents to be filed with it. Please check your local
requirements with your local Recorder’s (or similar) office.
[_] Depending on the type of document, additional requirements may apply. Nonconforming
documents may be returned unrecorded or may be charged additional fees
[_] These forms are not intended and are not a substitute for legal advice. These forms should
only be a starting point for you and should not be used without consulting with an attorney first.
An Attorney should be consulted before negotiating any document with another party.
Information for Quitclaim Deed
This Quitclaim Deed form is used to convey an interest in real estate. A Quitclaim Deed does
not include any promise or guarantee by the person making it (i.e. the Grantor) about the nature
or quality of that interest, or even if any interest exists at all.
This type of deed may be useful in cases where a party is unable to transfer a fee simple estate
or make promises about the title.
A buyer will rarely accept a Quitclaim Deed as the only form of conveyance when buying a
property. Quitclaim deeds are mainly used in family situations or to correct possible technical
defects in the title to the property. If you are a buyer taking a Quitclaim Deed, make sure that it
satisfies your needs. Consult a real estate attorney and title insurance company to protect your
These forms are not intended and are not a substitute for legal advice. These forms should only
be a starting point for you and should not be used without consulting with an attorney first. An
Attorney should be consulted before negotiating any document with another party.
Recording requested by:
and when recorded, please return this deed
and tax statements to:
Above reserved for official use only
FOR and in consideration of ____________________________________________________________ ,
the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, __________________________________
(“Grantor”) hereby CONVEYS and QUITCLAIMS to __________________________________________
(“Grantee”), all right, title, interest and claim, together with all after acquired title of the Grantor, to the
following real property in the City of ______