A Connecticut quitclaim deed helps transfer real property easily and quickly without providing any warranty on the title. The property owner only transfers whatever interest they have without making any promises that there are no claims or liens to the property.
Laws & Requirements
Statute: Sec. 47-36f & Sec. 47-36g: Requested model language includes grantor and grantee names, the term “with quitclaim covenants,” the property’s legal description, as well as any other provisions.
Signing Requirements: Connecticut General Statutes Section 47-5: The deed is invalid without the grantor’s signature. The acknowledgment must be made in front of a notary public AND in the presence of two witnesses (if agreed upon, the notary may act as one of the witnesses).
Recording Requirements: A quit claim should be recorded in the appropriate office where the property is located (with specific procedures, including fees).
Transfer Tax: Yes. The seller pays a real estate conveyance tax if they receive at least $2,000 for the property. The transfer tax ranges from 1% to 2.75% of the sales price.