Location: Connecticut
Submitted 06/16/12 09:13 AM

Q. does a notarized quitclaim deed have to be recorded to be a legal transfer?

 

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Submitted 06/16/12 09:59 AM
Ed Silva, CDPE, GRI, ABR, Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX Professionals,  CT 203-206-0754): Real Estate Agent in Waterbury, CT Ed Silva, CDPE, GRI, ABR, Real Estate Agent (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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That would be answered best by a lawyer, but my first response would be yes, as documentation in town records always has first priority and someone else can get to the town and record the deed and have legal ownership of the property.

Non-member response
Submitted 09/25/12 01:50 PM

No, a quitclaim which is properly executed is a legal transfer between the parties.  Recording constitutes constructive notice to the world that the property has been conveyed.  

 

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