Maryland Special Warranty Deed Form

The Maryland special warranty deed is another legal document that conveys real property, also known as real estate from a grantor to a grantee, also known as a seller and a buyer. Similar to a warranty deed, it provides a guarantee running from the seller to the buyer. However, unlike a warranty deed, it provides a limited guarantee only. The seller guarantees that he or she has not conveyed the property to anyone else while he or she has held the property and will defend the buyer against any such claims. However, the seller does not guarantee any hidden conveyances that occurred prior to grantor’s ownership.

Laws – § 2-106

How to Write

Step 1 – Fill in the name and address of the grantor.

Step 2 – Check the box indicating whether or not the grantor is married.

Step 3 – Next, add the consideration paid for the property.

Step 4 – Then, write in the name of the grantee and the grantee’s address.

Step 5 – Check the box indicating how the buyer will own the property.

Step 6 – In the next section, write in a description of the property including legal description and recording information.

Step 7 – If there are any easements or restrictions, they should be included as well.

Step 8 – Fill in the recording information of the deed recorded when grantor purchased the property.

Step 9  The grantor, grantee, preparer and notary should sign and date the document.

Step 10 – The original should be filed by the grantee with the land records department of the circuit court in the county in which the property is located.


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