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New Hampshire Deed Forms – Quit Claim, Warranty, and Special Warranty

The New Hampshire deed forms are legal documents used to convey real estate from an owner to a purchaser. The forms are intended to be completed by the Grantor (“Seller”) to be completed conveying their interest in the property to the Grantee (“Buyer”). There are different forms depending on the type of title that is being conveyed. All deeds require that the grantor and grantee be listed and that there be a legal description of the property.

Laws – Chapter 477 (Conveyances of Realty and Interests Therein)

Recording – All deeds are to be submitted to the respective County Registry of Deeds Office.

Signing (§ 477:3) – All deed types are required to be signed in the presence of a notary public.

Deed Types

General Warranty – Legal form that transfers property and includes a warranty that the seller has the authority to transfer the property and that he or she is transferring a clear title, free of any other interests.

Quit Claim – Used to convey property from a grantor to a grantee and comes with a covenant from the grantor that there are no undisclosed interests that could arise under the grantor’s ownership of the property, however, it does not guarantee any claims which could arise from previous owners.

Special Warranty – Transfers property from one to another, but it doesn’t come with a warranty as to the grantor’s authority to sell or as to the whether or not the title is clear.

New Hampshire Property Search

In New Hampshire, each county has a registry of deeds for properties that are in the given county. You can go to the registry to conduct a search of title transfers of your property, or you can check to see if your county offers online services. In cases of online services, you may need to obtain a subscription and pay fees to an outside provider or to the registry directly. Below is an example of beginning a search in Hillsborough County – the other counties will be similar:

Step 1 – Go to the County Registry of Deeds Site to find your county:

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Step 2 – Click on your county and you will be brought to the Registry Website For Your County:

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Step 3 – You have two options available, to search, either with “Tapestry” which is a third party provider that charges for each search and each document you print, or with the registry of deeds which also charges you to print documents. This example uses the registry site: Click “Search County Records” on the left hand column and you will be brought to a page where you have to read and accept the disclaimer:

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Step 4 – Once you accept the disclaimer, you will be brought to a search page – if you are not brought to a search page, read the trouble shooting tips – you may need to use a different browser:

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Step 5 – You will need the name of the grantor to search and the name of the town to narrow it down. In order to print documents, you will need a login from the registry. In order to contact the registry for a login, Go to this Page:

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