West Virginia General Warranty Deed Form

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Updated May 14, 2022

A West Virginia general warranty deed is a form that allows an owner (the grantor) to sell property to a buyer (the grantee). This deed guarantees to the new owner that the title is free and clear of any defects, liens, or encumbrances. After funds have been transferred, the deed should be signed by the grantor(s) only (with a Notary Public present).

LawsChapter 36. Estates and Property

Signing Requirements – Must be signed by the grantor(s) in the presence of a Notary Public or two (2) witnesses (W. Va. Code, § 39-1-2).

Recording the Deed

The deed must be filed in the County Clerk’s Office in the jurisdiction of the property (W. Va. Code, §§ 40-1-9, 39-1-2).

Statutory Form

Must contain the words, either substantially or as-is, “that he will warrant generally the property hereby conveyed,” or a covenant of like import, or the use of the words “with general warranty” (W. Va. Code, § 36-4-2).