What is stronger a quitclaim deed or grant deed?
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Actually, a quitclaim deed does convey rights, if there are any to convey. The difference between a quitclaim deed and a grant deed is the level of the warranties of title granted with the deed. A grant deed conveys title and a promise that the grantor has good title to convey. A quitclaim deed conveys “whatever title” the grantor has in the property, if any. This is all generally speaking. To determine which is appropriate in your particular case, you should speak with an attorney.
This is why people using quitclaim deeds is beyond dangerous. They should only be used to clear title. They do not convey rights—a grant deed does that.
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