Arizona Quit Claim Deed

An Arizona quitclaim deed is a document that meets the requirements set forth in A.R.S. § 33-401 & A.R.S. § 33-402. Unlike other types of deeds, e.g. warranty deeds, the grantor or seller does not warrant that he/she holds good title to a piece of real property or that he/she has a right to sell it to the grantee or buyer via a quit claim deed.

Arizona law requires:

A. No estate of inheritance, freehold, or for a term of more than one year, in lands or tenements, shall be conveyed unless the conveyance is by an instrument in writing, subscribed and delivered by the party disposing of the estate, or by his agent thereunto authorized by writing.

B. Every deed or conveyance of real property must be signed by the grantor and must be duly acknowledged before some officer authorized to take acknowledgments.

C. In every deed or conveyance of real property in which the grantee is subject to regulation pursuant to title 6, 10 or 29, or would be subject to regulation pursuant to title 6, 10 or 29 if doing business in this state, the grantee's name and address and the state in which the grantee is incorporated, organized, licensed, chartered or registered shall be set forth fully, together with the name of the country under which the grantee is chartered or formed. The validity of any deed shall not be affected by any failure to comply with the requirements set forth in this subsection.

D. For the purposes of this section, a deed or conveyance containing any defect, omission or informality in the certificate of acknowledgment and which has been recorded for longer than ten years in the office of the county recorder of the county in which the property is located shall be deemed to have been duly acknowledged on and after the date of its recording.

A.R.S. § 33-401

Arizona's law requires that a quitclaim deed use the following, or equivalent, language:

For the consideration of ______________, I hereby quit claim to A.B. all my interest in the following real property (describing it).

A.R.S. § 33-402

This brief overview of some important considerations associated with Arizona quit claim deeds is by no means comprehensive. Always seek the advice of a competent professional when making important financial and legal decisions.

Douglas K Cook is an Arizona real estate lawyer with over 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Although Douglas K Cook's office is located in Mesa, Arizona, he represents clients throughout the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan area including the following east valley cities: Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, & Gilbert.

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