Download Alabama Quitclaim Deed Form [PDF]

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Last update: 6 Dec 2023

Download Alabama Quitclaim Deed Form [PDF]

An Alabama quitclaim deed is a document that transfers property ownership from one person, called the grantor, to another person, called the grantee.

The quitclaim deed is a type of deed that can transfer the property faster compared to other types of deeds. However, it doesn’t provide any warranty and has little to no buyer protection. Therefore, the quitclaim deed is mostly used to transfer the property between two trusted individuals.

In practice, the quitclaim deed is mostly used to transfer the property to a family member as a gift, to remove the ex-spouse from the deed, or to fix an error in the title. 

Important Laws & Requirements in Alabama

Laws & Requirements

  • Statutes: Title 35, Chapter 4

  • Real Estate Sales Validation Form: This form must be filed along with the deed, as it contains basic information about the property transfer. (§ 40-22-1)

  • Signature Requirements:  The grantor must sign the deed before the notary, or two witnesses, can confirm the authenticity of the document instead of the notary. (§ 35-4-20)

  • Wording: The quitclaim deed cannot include the terms "grant," "bargain," or “sell” and should use the term “hereby quitclaim and convey” or similar wording. (§ 35-4-271)

When to Use a Quitclaim Deed in Alabama 

Due to the simplicity of property transfer and the lack of warranty on the other side, the quitclaim deed can be used in the following situations:

#1. Title Modifications

The Alabama general quitclaim form can be used to fix the errors in the title after the property transfer. Moreover, if some of the information from the title changes, the quitclaim deed can be used to quickly update the information.

#2. Property Transfer

Compared to other types of deeds, a quitclaim deed is the fastest and easiest way to transfer property. However, considering the lack of warranty, it is usually used between trusted individuals, like family members.

#3. Living Trust Transfer

If you wish to transfer your assets to a living trust, the easiest way to transfer your real estate to the trust is by using a general quitclaim form. Please note that such a transfer doesn’t affect the mortgage or homeowner’s insurance, so you need to make sure to transfer those separately.

How to Create a Quitclaim Deed in Alabama

#1. Fill Out The Form

Insert the names and mailing addresses of the guarantor and guarantee. You can also insert additional information about the parties, like their marital status or legal form (for the legal entity), if necessary.

#2. Add the “Note Consideration”

The Note Consideration provides details about the value that is transferred in return for the property transfer. The transfer of property can be done with or without consideration. The consideration can be a payment of money, a service, or any other counter value.

#3. Write the Legal Description

This section will provide a description of the real estate that will help parties individualize the object of transfer. For real estate, it often includes information about the lot and block where the real estate is located and information about the public record where the real estate is registered.

#4. Sign & Get it Notarized

The grantor should then sign the deed in front of the notary. Alternatively, two witnesses can confirm the authenticity of the document by including their signatures on the quitclaim deed.

#5. File the Quitclaim Deed

After the parties have completed and signed the deed, it should be filed with the appropriate authority within the local county’s office.

Where to File a Quitclaim Deed in Alabama

In Alabama, the quitclaim deed should be submitted to the office of the County Probate Judge.

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