Massachusetts Release Deed Form

Updated May 31, 2022

A Massachusetts release deed provides a legal method for the conveyance of land and buildings from a seller to a buyer in Massachusetts. This type of deed provides no guarantee as to what the grantor owns or what other interests may have been granted in the past. It is very important that the buyer makes sure to have a title report completed so he or she knows exactly what he is buying.

Laws – Chapter 183 – Alienation of Land

Statutory FormM.G.L.A. 183 App., Form (4)

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 (M.G.L.A. 183 § 29) – Required to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.

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I. Direction For Registry Of Deeds

(1) Desired Recipient Of Registered Paperwork. This deed’s header shall require that a specific Party is declared as the Recipient who the Registry Of Deeds Office must send this paperwork to after it has been successfully processed for the Commonwealth Of Massachusetts. In addition to the Recipient name that is dispensed header, supply his or her full mailing address.

II. The Massachusetts Grantor

(2) Massachusetts Property Owner. The Owner of the Massachusetts real estate should be identified for the statement documenting this transfer of property. The first available space has been reserved for the name of every Massachusetts Property Owner who will release ownership over real property (in Massachusetts) using this document.

(3) Status Of Massachusetts Grantor. The Massachusetts Grantor or Grantors may be a Single Adult, Married, or even a Business Entity. His or her (or its) standing must be identified next. Indicate the status the Massachusetts Grantor holds in the Commonwealth.

(4) Massachusetts Grantor Address. The Massachusetts Grantor should also be identified with a report of his or her residential address. Produce his or her full address to the space available in this statement. If more than one Massachusetts Grantor will be signing this document to release the concerned real estate then make sure that the address of each Massachusetts Grantor is included in this statement.

III. Sum Of Massachusetts Property Payment

(5) Documented Property Payment. A written report on the amount that was paid for the Massachusetts real property should be included in this release. Write out this dollar amount where this information is requested.

(6) Massachusetts Payment Confirmation. Deliver a numerical record of the Massachusetts real property payment that was submitted to the Grantor for this release.

IV. Massachusetts Grantee

(7) Name Of Massachusetts Property Buyer. The Purchaser of the Massachusetts real estate who shall also use this paperwork as proof of the Grantor’s release must be identified properly. That is, his or her full name must be used to supplement the language of this release to identify him or her as the Massachusetts Property Grantee. To this end, name each Party who should be considered the Massachusetts Property Grantee and thus, able to use this release to obtain the Grantor’s ownership of this real estate.

(8) Status Of Massachusetts Grantee. Indicate if the Massachusetts Property Grantee (or Grantees) is considered a single adult a married adult or a Company on the blank line displayed.

(9) Address of Massachusetts Grantee. The home address that the Massachusetts Grantee maintains should be supplied to this declaration to better identify him or her.

V. Massachusetts Real Property

(10) City Of Massachusetts Property. Naturally, in order to effect the release of the Grantor’s real estate using this form, it must be defined as a property in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Report the name of the Massachusetts City where the real estate can be accessed should be defined.

(11) County Of Massachusetts Property. In addition to defining which City the Massachusetts property is located in, document the name of the Massachusetts County where the concerned real estate is found.

(12) Legal Description. The real estate being discussed must now be formally defined so that it may trade hands through this paperwork. Produce its legal description, as found on the last deed registered for the Massachusetts property to the space provided. If this paperwork is unavailable or illegible, contact the Massachusetts Registry of Deeds Office responsible for maintaining records for the County where the property is located to obtain its legal description so that it may be transcribed to this area.

VI. Previous Grant Of Massachusetts Property

(13) Last Known Date Of Property Registration. To further define the Massachusetts real estate, locate the last deed that was issued, then record its date of effect using the three spaces provided.

(14) County Of Registration. Report the name of the County of the Registry of Deeds where the last deed for this property was filed.

(15) Recording Description. Continue discussing the last deed registered for the concerned Massachusetts real estate by documenting which book and page number hold the property’s last deed as filed with the Massachusetts Register of Deeds.

(16) County Of Land Court Registry. If the Massachusetts property was filed with the Land Court Registry of Massachusetts, then produce the name of the County where this register was processed.

(17) Certificate Number. Dispense the certificate number assigned to this real estate by the Land Court Registry to the final space of this statement.

VII. Massachusetts Grantor Execution Of Statement

(18) Execution Date Of Massachusetts Grantor. The calendar date when the Massachusetts Grantor signs this release should be reported at the time of singing.

(19) Massachusetts Grantor Signature. The Massachusetts Grantor must sign his or her name under the oversight of the Notary Public serving to authenticate this process.

(20) Massachusetts Grantor Name. The Massachusetts Grantor must also clearly print his or her name to when signing this document.

(21) Massachusetts Required Notarization. The Notary Public present at the time of the Massachusetts Grantor signing will act as a witness to this act who can be easily contacted. He or she must have an active Notary license to be able to fulfill this requirement and report on it in the final section of this form.