Maine General Warranty Deed Form

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The Maine general warranty deed is used to transfer property from a seller to a buyer or a grantor to a grantee. With a warranty deed, the seller is providing to the buyer a guarantee that the seller owns the property and that there are no other rights to any part of the property, other than what is disclosed, and that the seller has the legal authority to sell the property to the buyer. In addition, if there were any claims of ownership to the property, seller agrees to defend buyer against such claims. However, it is always prudent that the buyer conducts a thorough property search so that you are sure of what you are buying and to prevent any surprises from coming up.

LawsTitle 33, § 763

Real Estate Transfer Tax (§ 4641) – Must be filed with the Warranty Deed either Online or with the Printable Form.

Recording (§ 201-B) – A warranty deed is required to be filed with the Registry of Deeds where the property is located.

Signing (Title 33, § 203) – The Grantor(s) are required to sign this document in front of a Notary Public or Officer of the Court.

How to Write

Step 1 – First, fill in the grantor’s (or seller’s) name, street address and marital status.

Step 2 – Next, include the amount of money paid for the property, using both words and numerals.

Step 3 – Then write in the name of the grantee (or buyer) along with the grantee’s street address and how the grantee wishes to own the property.

Step 4 – In the next section, you will be describing the property being purchased. First, write in the street address of the property and then the legal description and recording information.

Step 5 – If there are any easements or restrictions, fill them in in the next blank.

Step 6 – Write in the recording information of the deed received by grantor when he or she originally purchased the property.

Step 7 – Sign and date in front of a notary public and have the notary sign the acknowledgment.

Step 8 – File with the local register of deeds in the county in which the property is located, paying the requisite fees for filing.