South Carolina General Warranty Deed

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Updated May 14, 2022

A South Carolina general warranty deed is used to convey the title of real property from a seller to a buyer in South Carolina. This type of deed comes with a guarantee that the seller has the legal right and authority to sell the property. The parties must have the document acknowledged and witnessed before it is deemed valid for recording. Once executed, the deed must be filed with the registry of deeds located within the property’s jurisdiction.

LawsTitle 27. Property and Conveyances

Signing Requirements – Must be signed with at least two (2) witnesses in the presence of a Notary Public. The Notary Public may serve as one (1) of the witnesses (Code 1976 § 27-7-10).

Recording the Deed

Once signed, the deed must be recorded with the County Register of Deeds where the property is located (Code 1976 § 30-7-10).

Statutory Form

The language that must be contained in the South Carolina general warranty deed is set out in Code 1976 § 27-7-10.