Transfer of Property Ownership

Title is the legal right to property.  Deeds are the vehicles through which a transfer of property ownership takes place.

It is important to use the appropriate deed for your situation.  Additionally, the use of precise language and exact legal descriptions prevent unintended and often costly mistakes later.  Errors may be difficult to correct after the deed has been recorded. 

NOTE: It is not advisable to transfer title to real estate to a minor.  A person under the age of 18 will not be able to transfer title until they reach 18.

When you have a real estate attorney prepare your deed, you have the peace of mind knowing it will be done correctly.  Using our service, all property records will be verified and confirmed.

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Property Deed Transfers

Property deed transfers should be publicly recorded in a timely manner.

Once the deed is prepared and appropriately signed, it should then be filed at the county recorder’s office.  This may also be known as the register of deeds office. If the document is not validated legally, it may be considered void.

Filing or recording a deed is done in the county where the property is located.  Most counties charge a recording fee of between approximately $10 and $30.

Some common deeds used to transfer a house are:

  • General Warranty Deed
  • Special Warranty Deed
  • Life Estate Deed
  • Lady Bird Deed
  • Quit (Quick) Claim Deed
  • Executors Deed
  • Transfer After Death Deed

Do you already know which deed you need to transfer your property?  Have your document prepared today by an attorney.  Texas Property Deeds is a service of The Steinbach Law Firm.

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Most Property Title Transfers Require

It is important to use the correct property deed when transferring property ownership.

Most property title transfers will require the following:

  • A written document specifying the transfer (deed).
  • Property description such as an address.
  • The name of the party transferring the property (owner/grantor) and the name of the party receiving the property (recipient/grantee).
  • The document must be properly signed and acknowledged by a notary.
  • The document should be recorded in the county where the property is located

Additionally, before a property title transfer can take place, the property should have clear title. Your property is considered to have good title when the title is clear of any liens or other encumbrances.

If the property owner is deceased, an Affidavit of Heirship may be needed.

Do you have questions about property title transfers?  Call and speak directly with attorney Scott Steinbach at 972-960-1850.

Do you already know which property deed you need?  Have your deed prepared today.  Quick and easy.  Most deeds are $195.  

The Steinbach Law Firm prepares all documents for any real estate transaction in Texas.

R. Scott Steinbach is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubble.  Peer rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence.

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Have questions? Get in touch!

Contact attorney Scott Steinbach directly by phone, email or message for a free consultation.

Have questions? Get in touch!

Contact attorney Scott Steinbach directly by phone, email or message for a free consultation.