How To Transfer A Deed To A House

Are you looking to add or remove a name from title?

Need a gift transfer, where no money changes hands.

The document (also called legal instrument) used to transfer ownership is a deed. There are two types of deeds used in Georgia, a Warranty Deed and a Quit Claim Deed.

Here are the steps to completing a deed transfer in Georgia:

  • Names the Current Owner and New Owner
  • Contains a Description of the Property
  • Signed by Current Owner
  • Two Witnesses: Unofficial Witness & Notary Public
  • Complete a PT-61, Transfer Tax Form
  • Record Deed in County Real Estate Records

What are the different deed types?

Quit Claim Deed

A Quit Claim Deed is used to transfer property without a warranty. It releases any interest the party may have with no guaranty to title. This is more commonly used between family members or parties familiar with the property. A quit claim deed can also be an acceptable transfer with a title examination and due diligence of the real estate.

Title insurance can be purchased to protect the ownership rights of a quit claim deed.

Warranty Deed

A General Warranty Deed is used to transfer property with a warranty. This general warranty guarantees title and the full history of title. This is not commonly used as most sellers will not guaranty title of previous owners.

A Limited Warranty Deed is used to transfer property with a limited warranty. This limited warranty guarantees title only during the period of ownership. No guarantees as to the previous owners. This is the most common form of title transfer in a traditional purchase and sale closing.

Deed transfers can be complex. It is best to consult an attorney that practices in real estate law. 

Contact us today to discuss a deed transfer with a Georgia attorney.



07/26/2021 by Perry Cooper

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I am interested in transferring a deed from my mother to an LLC that I control. What are the cost and steps associated with doing this?

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07/18/2022 by Joan Brown

My mother wants to change the name on the deed to her house from her to my brother and I. How do we go about doing that?

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My husband would like to transfer the house under my name we are presently both on it and still owes on the house I would like to know cost to do transfer

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As the Executor of an estate, I need info on transferring the House Deed to the beneficiaries.

10/19/2022 by Janice johnson

Want to transfer deed to my son how does that work and how long does it take

10/20/2022 by Linus walkes

I’m trying to transfer a deed to a property my mother own to a llc that I control Thanks

01/08/2023 by Darlene Hurst

My Grandmother passed away and owned 2 properties. My Dad passed away and owned 1 property. I had 1 sister and she also passed away. How can I get these properties in my name without giving a lawyer an arm and and a leg.?

03/06/2023 by Michael Saul

My wife is Executrix for her late father's estate. The only assets are two adjoining lots in Augusta, GA. The will left them to her. Can she, as executrix, sell them while they are still in his name, as Executrix?

03/30/2023 by shatina lavender

i want to get a deed signed over to me

04/11/2023 by Lionel Holloway

My mom deid I would like to transfer the deed in my name

06/02/2023 by Tony M Williams

My childhood home is in limbo.. I am trying to place my name on the deed .. I am in Georgia...

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06/12/2023 by thuan le

My wife and I have a house where my wife's name is on the deed and I am the second name. How would I change my name to be first on the deed instead and have my wife's name be second? I need help and would appreciate any advice, thank you.

09/12/2023 by Kerry

I redeem a property from Clatyon co. My name is on the tax deed , I did everthing but a quit title.( the old owner name is on the tilte) I notice this when I get ready to sell the property. This is my issues , Call me please at (678)508-0350. Thanks

09/27/2023 by Lily Bridgers

I now know that when transferring property with a warranty, a general warranty deed is utilized. You explained that this general warranty ensures the title and the whole history of the title. I am looking this up because my uncle and his business partner have decided to dissolve their joint property ownership, and they're looking for a title transfer service to help navigate the process and transfer the property's title to one of them smoothly. It's all about making their business separation as hassle-free as possible.

10/19/2023 by CATHY MORRIS

question: my father died, left the family home to my mother, his wife. His will has been probated and verified with her as the heir to the property. How do we put the property deed in her name?

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02/23/2024 by Sebree Baltimore

Would like to put my house in a family members name and take me off the deed. How do I do this?

03/11/2024 by Elena Gasan

I like to add my son to my home title. What type of deed form should I use to complete this process? Thanks for your response.

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