Massachusetts General Warranty Deed Form

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The Massachusetts general warranty deed is used to convey the title to real property from a seller or grantor to a buyer, or grantee in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This type comes with a seller’s guarantee that the seller has the legal right and authority to sell the property and that he has the right, title and interest in the property. In Massachusetts, you need to have a notary acknowledge the grantor’s signature. The deed must be filed immediately with the registry of deeds after signing to be effective. Each county has a registry of deeds in which the keep the land records for the county. Before it is transferred, it is recommended that a title search be completed to make sure you know what is being conveyed.

LawsChapter 183, Section 10

Recording – To be completed at the Registry of Deeds Office in the county the real estate is located. In addition, there will be a fee associated with the recording (View Recording Fees).

Signing (Chapter 183, Section 29) – Required to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.

How to Write

Step 1 – In the first space, write in the name of the grantor.

Step 2 – In the next space, write in the grantor’s address and check the box indicating whether or not the grantor is married.

Step 3 – Fill in the amount of consideration paid for the property using both words and numerals.

Step 4 – Write in the name of the grantee, or buyer, and the address of the grantee.

Step 5 – Check the box indicating how the grantee wishes to own the land.

Step 6 – In the next section, fill in the description of the property being transferred including the street address, the recording information and the legal description.

Step 7 – At the bottom of the first page, write in easements or restrictions that run with the land.

Step 8 – Enter the recording information for the transfer that occurred when the grantor purchased the property.

Step 9 – The grantor and grantee should sign and date in front of a notary public.

Step 10 – The original should be filed immediately with the requisite fees and tax stamps with the registry of deeds in the county in which the property is located.


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