A North Carolina (NC) Quitclaim Deed allows for the transfer of property from one person to the next without any warranty about the quality of the title. It transfers whatever ownership and interest the grantor (seller/owner) has in a property to the grantee (buyer/new owner).
An NC quitclaim deed offers no warranty on the title, which means title problems could exist. To transfer property with guarantees of good and clear title, a warranty deed is a 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
The following are important laws and requirements to keep in mind when writing and filing a North Carolina quitclaim deed:
North Carolina General Statutes § 47B-8 – Real Property Marketable Act
North Carolina General Statutes § 47-38 – All NC quitclaim deeds need the grantor’s signature to be acknowledged by a notary public.
North Carolina General Statutes § 47H-2 – NC quitclaim deeds must be recorded with the Register of Deeds in the county where the property is located.
How to Write & File a Quitclaim Deed in North Carolina
Step 1 – Obtain the North Carolina Quitclaim Deed Form
On 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 – Enter Mailing Address
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 recording. This is usually the grantee, but it could be someone else.
Step 3 – Fill in Grantor and Grantee’s Name and Address
Fill in the full name and address of the grantor (seller) and the grantee (buyer).
Step 4 – Write Consideration
After the words “sum of,” write the amount (consideration) paid, if any, to the grantor in words. Then write the numerical amount in the parentheses after the blank.
Step 5 – Enter Legal Description
In the next section, write the legal description of the property. This will include the property’s description and physical address. Add the county where the property is located.
Step 6 – Grantor Signs in Presence of Notary
The grantor needs to sign in the presence of a notary public in the next section. After signing, the grantor needs to print their name.
Step 7 – Submit Deed to Register of Deeds
Submit the deed to the Register of Deeds in the county where the property is located. The county’s recording or filing fees will need to be paid with the deed.
North Carolina Quitclaim Deed Sample
Below, you can find what a North Carolina quitclaim deed typically looks like: