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Real Estate

Quitclaim Deed

California

Asked on Oct 3, 2023

Do quitclaim deeds expire?

I recently inherited a piece of property from my late uncle. I have recently received a quitclaim deed for the property, but I'm not sure if it is still valid. I am interested in selling the property, but I need to know if the quitclaim deed is still valid and will not expire.

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Real Estate

California

Answered 256 days ago

Sarah S.

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A quitclaim deed typically maintains its validity over time, but there are key factors to keep in mind: Proper Execution: To ensure the quitclaim deed remains valid, it must have been correctly executed when your late uncle transferred the property to you. This usually entails the presence of a notary public or witnesses and adherence to your state's legal requirements for deed execution. Recording: For safeguarding your interests and confirming the deed's legitimacy, it should be officially recorded with the relevant government office, often the county recorder's office. Recording serves to establish a public record of the property transfer.

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