Michigan Special Warranty Deed Form

The Michigan special warranty deed is a form used for transferring property in Michigan to another with a limited guarantee. Instead of a warranty deed which guarantees title from before the grantor owned the property and since, a special warranty only guarantees the title from when grantor owned the property. In other words, the grantor is certifying that he or she did not transfer any interest in the property to another while he or she owned it. However, grantor does not guarantee anything prior to his owning the property. Again, it is prudent to complete a title search so there aren’t any ownership surprises.

How to Write

Step 1 – Write in the grantor, his or her address and check the box showing grantor’s marital status.

Step 2 – Fill in the amount of money paid for the property.

Step 3 – In the next section, include the name of the grantee and the grantee’s address.

Step 4 – Figure out how the grantee intends on owning the property and check the appropriate box.

Step 5 – The next section requires the street address, the legal description and the recording information of the property.

Step 6 – If there are any easements or restrictions, include those at the bottom of the page.

Step 7 – Write in the recording information about the deed received by grantor when he or she purchased the property.

Step 8 –  Sign and date in the presence of a notary and include the name and address of the preparer of the document.

Step 9 – The grantee should file the original with the register of deeds in the county in which the property is located.