Texas General Warranty Deed Form

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The Texas General Warranty Deed is a form that transfers real estate ownership in the clearest possible manner promising the new owner that there are no title defects such as liens or encumbrances. A deed is usually prepared after a purchase and sale agreement has been signed and it is time for the closing where the property and money are traded. After the exchange is complete this form should be brought to the County Clerk’s Office where it can be recorded (along with a filing fee).

LawsSection 5.022

Recording – At the County Clerk’s Office.

Signing (Section 11.002(c)) – Must be authorized with the Grantor(s) in front of Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public before being recorded.

How to Write

1 – Obtain And Fill Out This Template To Transfer Real Property Ownership

The template supplied here is a written tool used to release all rights of ownership over a Real Property to a specific entity. You may download it in one of the file versions available using the buttons in the image caption

2 – Furnish The Heading With Some Preliminary Information

The heading of this document shall seek to solidify who is responsible for preparing this document with information along with where precisely the finished product should be sent.

The Preparer should self-report his or her “Name,” Street “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” using the labeled areas under the heading “Prepared By.” If the Preparer represents a Business Entity, he or she should include the Business Name on the “Address” line and report his or her Full Name on the “Name” line  Once this document has been completed, it will need to be filed with the appropriate County Entity. Often, this is the County Clerk. Once the County Clerk has recorded and filed this document, it will be returned to the appropriate party. Fill in the Mailing Address where the County Clerk should send the filed document under the heading “After Recording Return To.” The spaces labeled “Name,” “Address,” “State,” and “Zip Code” in this area have been reserved strictly for this information.

3 – Complete This Form By Supplying Some Basic Facts

The first line requiring information on this form will seek the Texas County where it will apply, be executed, and filed. Enter the Name of this County just after the words “State Of Texas” and before the word “County.” The body of this template will seek some definitions to detail the transaction that will occur here. Utilize the first two blank areas to report the total Sum of Money the Property Owner must receive in order to release the concerned Property. Supply this amount in writing on the first blank space then use the blank space in the parentheses to report it numerically. The next available blank area, after the term “…In Hand Paid To,” requires the Full Name of the Grantor of this Property. The Grantor is the individual who will transfer ownership over the concerned Property upon receipt of the Dollar Amount listed above. Continue the Grantor report by supplying his or her Title (or Role, Profession, etc.) to the next space available. Next, use the four blank spaces after the phrase “…Residing At” to produce the Street Address, County, City, and State where the Grantor is located on the blank lines after the terms “Residing At,” “County Of,” “City Of,” “State Of.” Now that we have identified the Grantor of this Deed and the Amount of Money he or she requires to release the concerned Property, we will have to clearly present the Grantee. This is the individual who will assume the Grantor’s Ownership/Interest of the Real Property involved through this issue. Furnish the Complete Name of the Grantee on the first blank space after the phrase “…Hereby Grants, Sells, And Conveys To” If the Grantee holds any Title or applicable Role, then report it on the blank space immediately after his or her reported Name The next items required for this grant will focus on the Grantee’s location. Use the final set of blank spaces after the terms “Residing At,” “County Of,” “City Of,” and “State Of” to disclose the Grantee’s current Address of Residence The last pieces of information that should be supplied will discuss the concerned Property. Locate the words “…Situated In” then supply the Texas County where the Property is physically located. The empty lines at the bottom of the first page have been provided so that the Property’s Legal Description can be documented here. If there is not enough room to fully report the Property’s Legal Description then, you may record this information on an attachment. If an attachment is necessary, make sure to label it “Exhibit A” and cite this label on the blank these blank lines

4 – This Granting Of Real Property Requires An Execution By Signature

Once the above information has been recorded accurately, this paperwork will be ready for execution. This will require several signatures beginning with that of the Grantor. Two separate areas directly below the last statement have been supplied in case more than one Grantor is involved. If there is only one, then he or she should only attend the first column

The first line in the Grantor’s execution area, “Grantor’s Signature” must be signed by the Grantor. Below his or her Signature, the Grantor must print his or her Name on the “Grantor’s Name” line then document his or her Address using the lines labeled “Address” and “City, State & Zip” The Grantor signing of this document will need to be Witnessed and Notarized at the time of signing. Two Witnesses will have to participate in this matter by locating the Witness Signature section below the Grantor’s Signature. Enough room has been provided so that each Witness will have his or her own area to work with. The Witnesses will have to sign their Names to the “Witness’s Signature” line as a testimony that they have watched the Grantor sign this completed document. After providing their signatures, each Witness will need to print his or her Name and Address using the blank lines labeled “Witness’s Name,” “Address,” and “City, State & Zip” The Notary Public viewing this execution will notarize this paperwork using the area supplied on the last page. 


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