Iowa General Warranty Deed Form

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The Iowa general warranty deed is a legal document that is used to properly convey real estate in Iowa from a seller to a buyer. This type of deed includes a guarantee by the seller that the seller owns the property, that there are no other claims against the property and that the seller has all legal authority to sell the property. Even though there is a guarantee that the seller will defend against any claims, it is always recommended that a complete title or property search be completed so that the buyer knows exactly what they are buying.

Laws – § 558.19(3)

Recording (§ 558.13) – All filings must be done at the County Recorder’s Office (See County List).

Required Addendums – Groundwater Hazard Statement (Attachment #1 if necessary) & Declaration of Value

Signing (§ 558.20) – Must be authorized in the presence of a Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – At the top, write in the name and address of the grantor.

Step 2 – Check the box indicating the marital status of the grantor.

Step 3 – Indicate how much money is being paid for the property.

Step 4 – Write in the name of the grantee and the grantee’s street address.

Step 5 – Check the box indicating how grantee intends to hold the property.

Step 6 – In the next section describe the property being sold including address and legal description as well as recording information.

Step 7 – If there are any restrictions such as easements or rights of way, include them at the bottom of the page.

Step 8 – Fill in the book and page number for the deed filed for the transfer of the property previous to this transfer.

Step 9 – Sign and date in the presence of a notary.

Step 10 – The grantee will take the original to the county recorder to be filed.


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