What Is a Nebraska Quitclaim Deed?
When someone living in Nebraska wants to quickly convey real estate or property to another person, they can use a Nebraska (NE) quitclaim deed. This deed carries no warranty as to the status of the title or even the seller (grantor) and their ownership of the property, but it quickly makes the transfer.
The main benefit of a quitclaim deed is its ease of filing and the speed at which the transfer takes place. A warranty deed, which requires a title search, happens more slowly, but provides the desired guarantees.
A quitclaim deed in Nebraska may incorrectly be called a “quick claim deed,” “quit claim deed,” or “quit claims deed.” These terms all refer to the same fast, easy type of deed.
Important Laws & Requirements
Attachments: A Nebraska quitclaim deed requires Form 521, the Real Estate Transfer Statement.
Signing: Quitclaim deeds in Nebraska are signed in the presence of a notary public, as per § 76-211.
Recording: The deed is filed with the County Recorder’s Office in the county where the property resides.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in Nebraska
Step 1: Download the form for the Nebraska quitclaim deed.
Step 2: Have the person preparing the form enter their name and address under “prepared by” on the top left side of the page. Even if the preparer is also the buyer (grantee) or seller (grantor), their information must go here.
Step 3: Provide a name and mailing address and name for the registry office to send the deed after recording it. This is often the grantee but does not have to be.
Step 4: After the words “County of,” record the property’s county.
Step 5: Next, write the total amount paid for the property. First write the amount in words. Second, write the numerical dollar amount.
Step 6: Name the grantor in the next space on the deed. Write “Grantor” after the name. Add the grantor’s street address, county, city, and state in that order.
Step 7: Repeat this process for the grantee after the words “hereby conveys and quitclaims to,” adding the term “Grantee” after the name and stating the address in the proper order.
Step 8: Write the property’s county in the appropriate blank. Then provide the full legal description, complete with address and parcel tax number, for the property. Use an attachment if needed because this needs to be thorough.
Step 9: The grantor is ready to sign, but first must go to a notary public. After witnessing the grantor’s signature, the notary will notarize the deed.
Step 10: Complete the Real Estate Transfer Statement (Form 521) to include with the deed for recording.
Step 11: Submit the signed deed with the Nebraska County Clerk’s Office in the county where the property is located. Check with the County Clerk to see what the filing fee is and if there are any additional filing requirements.