Massachusetts Quit Claim Deed Form

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The Massachusetts quit claim deed is used to legally transfer land and buildings in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from a grantor to a grantee. The grantor and grantee are also known as a seller and buyer. A quitclaim deed is different from a warranty deed in that it does not provide any warranty as to whether or not the title is clear before the grantor bought the property. That means that if there are other interests in the property that were not disclosed, the grantor is not liable to the grantee. Therefore, it is important that the buyer complete a thorough title search in order to ascertain what interest in the property the grantor is selling and to make sure there is no other interest lurking in the background.

LawsChapter 183, Section 11

Recording – The form must be filed with the Registry of Deeds Office in the jurisdiction of the property location and the Required Filing Fee should also be attached.

Signing – Chapter 183, Section 29 – Under Massachusetts law, all quit claim deeds are required to be signed in the presence of a notary public (Grantor(s) only).

How to Write

Step 1 – The image on the right will have three separate buttons. Selecting any of these buttons will allow you to download a Massachusetts Quit Claim Deed. Three file versions are available for this download “PDF,” “ODT,” and “Word.” Select the file type you wish to work with by selecting one of these buttons.

Step 2 – The Preparer of this deed must provide a self-report consisting of his or her Full Name and Address in the first section (“Prepared By”). Typically the Preparer is the Grantor of the concerned Property however, it may be anyone with the consent of the parties involved. The Preparer of this form must enter his or her Name on “Name” line. Follow this by entering the Preparer’s Address on the line “Address.” The Preparer must then enter his or her State and Zip Code on the appropriate blank spaces provided.

Step 3 – The section below this, “After Recording Return To,” requires a Mail Recipient’s Address to be submitted. Do this by entering the Name of the Mail Recipient on the “Name” line in this section. Then report the complete Mailing Address making sure to place the Address portion on the line labeled “Address,” the State on the line labeled “State,” and the Zip code on the line labeled “Zip Code.” This is the Address where the Massachusetts County Clerk will return the filed materials.

Step 4 – The main portion of this document will first require which County the Property is located. Beneath the phrase “Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” enter the Commonwealth County where the Property is located.

Step 5 – The next section will call for the Amount of Money the Grantor requires for a release of Claim to the concerned Property. This should be written out in words on the first blank space of this paragraph. This should, then, be followed by the numerical value of the total sum reported on the previous blank space.

Step 6 – The next two spaces provided will each require one of the following items in this order. Following the term “undersigned hereby grant to,” fill in the Full Name of the Grantee then write the word “Grantee.” In addition to documenting the Identity of the Grantee, you must also document the Grantee’s Residential Address on the spaces following the word “at.” First, provide the Street Address of the Grantee Residence then provide the “County” on the line following “County of.” Further, define this information by entering the City and State where the Grantee resides in the next two spaces.

Step 7 – At the end of the paragraph, define the Commonwealth County where the Property is located on the blank space following “situated in.” Below this, use the three blank lines to report the Address of the Property along with the Legal Description as it appears on the record books (usually this is available on the Property Deed).

Step 8 – The section following the Legal Description of the Property will contain a binding statement regarding Property conveyance taking place. Below this will be two columns. Grantors must Sign and Print their Names as well as report their Addresses. Each column is reserved for one Grantor to provide these items. You may add additional Grantors as necessary. Keep in mind each Grantor Named in this document must provide a Signature on this document and all Signatures must be done in the presence of the Notary Public. Each required item will have a designated space with an appropriate label. “Grantor’s Signature” is reserved for the actual Signature. “Grantor’s Name” is reserved for the Printed Name of the Grantor. “Address” and “City, State & Zip” have been provided for the Grantor to report his or her Complete Address.

Step 9 – As mentioned before, this paperwork must be Notarized at the time of signing. The Notary Public is the only party that may provide any information below the heading “Commonwealth of Massachusetts” near the end of the document. The Notary Public will confirm the relevant County, Individuals appearing that day, and the Date of Signing using the appropriate blank lines. The Notary will also notarize the Massachusetts Quit Claim Deed with his or her Identification Number, Commission Expiration, and Seal.

Step 10 – The final step requires the submitter of the Massachusetts Quit Claim Deed to contact the Massachusetts County Clerk for the exact Guidelines and Fees required by that County for the Property being conveyed. This submittal must be filed and recorded with the Massachusetts County Clerk of the same County where the Property is located.


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