Open Accessibility Menu
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Avvo Clients Choice Family
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Criminal Defense and Divorce
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement 2018
  • Super Lawyers

Deed Attorneys in Michigan

Assisting Clients with Real Estate Deed Documentation throughout Michigan

When a piece of property is transferred in Michigan, a deed is issued giving the person title over the property. Most people do not know realize there are different types of deeds used for a transaction depending on the circumstances surrounding the transfer of property.

The three main deeds used in the state are warranty deeds, quitclaim deeds, and covenant deeds. Each one is used for its own purposes and, as your real estate attorneys, we can walk you through the type of deed needed for your real estate transaction.

Contact us online or by phone at (888) 211-5798 for a free consultation with a real estate deed lawyer in Grand Rapids, Okemos, Northville or the surrounding areas.

Quitclaim Deeds

One of the most common types of deeds are quitclaim deeds. These are used to quickly transfer property and are done using forms filed with the county. The document gives the person signing for the property the same interests in the real estate currently held by the existing owner.

A quitclaim deed reduces the amount of paperwork needed to transfer property and is typically done between people who already know each other. These types of deeds may be used to transfer property from a parent to a child, to one spouse during a divorce, to a revocable living trust, and to enter into co-ownership with someone.

If you are considering signing property over through a quitclaim deed, our experienced legal counsel can help you determine if this arrangement is the right option for you.

Warranty Deed

The next type of deed issued in Michigan is a warranty deed. These documents are created when a land contract is created for the sale of a piece of property. The deeds are based on a promise that the person purchasing the property has possession of the property, title to the land, and the ability to use the property without outside influence.

The document summarizes the passage of the property from the seller to the buyer after the last payment is made, satisfying the full purchase price outlined for home.

Covenant Deed

In contrast to warranty deeds, covenant deeds are used when a business or government agency is concerned about issuing a warranty deed over a piece of property.

Covenant deeds are sometimes called a Deed C. One circumstance where these deeds may be issued for a transaction is when the property being sold is in foreclosure and the bank has possession of the property. If accepting one of these deeds during a real estate transaction, you should ensure the purchase agreement includes the delivery of a marketable title for the land.

A marketable title means no one else will be able to stake claim interest over the property once you have ownership. While working as your real estate attorney, we can ensure the terms of the purchase agreement are favorable for you.

Recording Deeds with Municipalities

Under Michigan law, deeds must be filed with the register of deeds in the county where the property is located. When the deeds are filed, they must be signed by one or more witnesses. Once deeds are recorded, they are public record. In Ingham County, the documents are available through the Register of Deeds office and through online searches. Let our skilled real estate attorneys handle all the required paperwork to legally file your deeds.

Handling Deeds in Michigan

Our experienced Michigan deed attorneys at Grewal Law PLLC can handle all real estate deeds and related issues. From learning about the different types of deeds to filing the documentation with your local municipality, we can walk you through everything related to a real estate deed.

Mick Grewal, a licensed real estate broker, is a member of our team who can help you understand the different types of deeds and what type will be used for your transaction.

Contact us for a free consultation and no-obligation quote. Call (888) 211-5798 or submit an online request form today.

Deeds

Reputation You Can Count On

  • I would take any future legal issues to them without hesitation.

    - RF

  • The team he works with at Grewal are also people of integrity, with a diverse array of special qualifications for really any legal need.

    - Former Client

  • The service from this company is fantastic. It is a team that will represent you well.

    - MLO

  • Superbly organized and always cordial, the assistants at the firm made the process go as smoothly as one could possibly expect.

    - Rima

  • It was reassuring to know that the firm took my family’s predicament seriously and made every effort to resolve what could have been a long ordeal.

    - Aaron & Virgie M.

  • We always felt everything we shared was taken seriously and that what we had to say was of utmost importance.

    - Michael & Jessica

Hundreds of Millions Recovered

On Behalf Of Our Clients
View Our Results

We Are Committed to Fighting For Your Best Future

  • Over 100 years of combined legal experience
  • Serving the Mid Michigan area for decades
  • Our team is accessible 24/7
  • Client focused approach
  • Proven track record of success

Proven Track Record As
One Of Michigan's Best Law Firms

Call (888) 211-5798 to learn more how we can help you and your family.
Schedule Your Free Consultation