A Kansas quitclaim deed helps transfer real property without providing any covenants or warranties on the property title. The document is used to transfer property between family members or individuals with a preexisting relationship of trust.
Laws & Requirements
Statute: Kansas Statutes Section 58-2204: Recommended language for quitclaim deeds includes: “A.B. quitclaims to C.D. (here describe the premises), for the sum of (here insert the consideration).”
Signing Requirements: Kansas Statutes Sections 58-2205, 58-2209, and 58-2211: Kansas law requires a quitclaim deed to be signed by the grantor and acknowledged by a notary public, county clerk, register of deeds, mayor, or city clerk.
Recording Requirements: Kansas Statutes Section 58-2221: All quitclaim deeds in Kansas must be recorded with the Register of Deeds in the county where the property is located. To record a deed, you must pay a recording fee to the Register of Deeds. The fee may vary by county.
Transfer Tax: No. Fortunately, filing a quitclaim deed is relatively simple and cheap in Kansas. The state has no transfer tax, although there is a small tax on mortgage registration. You may have to pay a small amount if your quitclaim deed is used to add someone as an owner on a property with an existing mortgage.
Below is an example of what a Kansas quitclaim deed looks like.