A deed is a legal instrument, evidenced in writing, to confirm the ownership interest or legal rights of an owner of real property. Essentially, a deed is necessary to determine the titleholder of a piece of real estate. Moreover, a deed grants an owner of real property legal rights to convey, sell, or transfer the property. Therefore, when purchasing a piece of real property, it is extremely important for a person to obtain a deed in order to evidence their ownership in writing and protect their legal rights in the property.
However, a deed is not just a simple piece of paper establishing a person’s ownership interest in the property. There are several elements that are required in order for a deed to be valid. At the Underwood Law Firm, our attorneys are more than familiar with the elements of a deed and its effect on real property.