Alabama General Warranty Deed Form

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Updated May 10, 2022

An Alabama general warranty deed is used to transfer real property, or real estate, to another in the State of Alabama. This type of deed provides a broad warranty or guarantee that the property is being conveyed without any encumbrance not already disclosed and that no one else has any claim to the property. If there is a claim against the property, the grantor (seller) is responsible for rectifying the situation. If the grantor is married, the spouse will have to sign the deed as well, either to indicate that he or she is conveying interest as a co-owner or as a homestead interest or stating that he or she has no homestead interest in the property. Once the deed is signed and notarized, it should be given to the grantee (person receiving the property), who will then have it recorded.

Laws – Title 35 (Property): Chapter 4 – Conveyances and Creation of Estates (§§ 35-4-1 — 35-4-435)

Signing Requirements – A grantor who is able to write their name must complete and sign this form in the presence of either one (1) witness or a Notary Public. If the grantor is unable to write their own name or refuses to do so, then the execution must be attested by two (2) witnesses or a notary public (Ala. Code 1975 §§ 35-4-20, 35-4-23).

Notices and Disclosures

Real Estate Sales Validation – Form RT-1 should be completed prior to recording (Ala. Code 1975 § 40-22-1).

Recording the Deed

This document must be filed with the County Probate Judge, according to Ala. Code 1975 § 35-4-50.