How does quit claim work?
A quitclaim deed is a legal instrument that is used to transfer interest in real property. The entity transferring its interest is called the grantor, and when the quitclaim deed is properly completed and executed, it transfers any interest the grantor has in the property to a recipient, called the grantee.
What is the benefit of a quit claim deed?
Tax Function. One benefit of a quitclaim deed is that most real estate transactions include paying tax for the transfer of the property, which is based on its value. If the property is transferring from one family member to another with no money attached as a sale, the transaction is considered a gift.
How long is a quit claim deed good for?
two yearsIn most states, there is a period of two years following the deed's filing date during which the quitclaim deed can be contested. If either the grantor or grantee wants to challenge the validity of the quitclaim deed, the challenge must be made during this time period.
How does a quitclaim deed affect taxes?
Quitclaim deeds are not taxable when they transfer ownership to a spouse or a qualifying charity. Other transactions may be liable to property and gift taxes. The quitclaim process is an easy way to transfer an interest in property where no money changes hands.