A North Carolina (NC) quitclaim deed allows for the transfer of property from one person to the next without any title search. It transfers all ownership and interest in a property from the owner and seller (the grantor) to the buyer or new owner (the grantee).
An NC quitclaim deed offers no warranty on the title, which means title problems could exist. To transfer property without title problems, a warranty deed is the right choice.
Quitclaim deeds are sometimes called “quick claims deeds,” “quit claims deeds,” or “quit claim deeds” in error, but these are the same document.
Important Laws & Requirements
Laws: § 47B-8 – Real Property Marketable Act
Signing: § 47-38 – All NC quitclaim deeds need the grantor’s signature signed in front of and notarized by a notary public.
Recording: NC quitclaim deeds must be recorded with the Register of Deeds in the county where the real estate is located.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in North Carolina
Step 1: Find the appropriate form and download it. At the top of the first page, find the area entitled “Prepared by.” Enter the information about the person preparing the form, including their name and address.
Step 2: In the space marked “After Recording Return To” enter the mailing address and name of the person who will receive the deed when the Recorder’s Office is finished with it. This is usually the grantee, but it could be someone else.
Step 3: Add the county where the property is located in the appropriate blank.
Step 4: After the words “sum of,” write the amount paid to the grantor in words. Then write the numerical amount in the parentheses after the blank.
Step 5: After “in hand paid to” write the grantor’s name, followed by the word “grantor.” In the next section, write the grantor’s home address, including the county.
Step 6: Next, after “does hereby quitclaim to,” add the grantee’s full name and the word “grantee.” Then write the grantee’s home address and county.
Step 7: In the next section, write the legal description of the property. This will include the property’s description and address with the county.
Step 8: The grantor needs to sign in the presence of a notary in the next section. After signing, the grantor needs to print their name and write their address.
Step 9: Submit the deed to the Register of Deeds in the county where the property is located. Any filing fees, which are set by the county, need to be paid with the deed.