We had a passing in the family. He was married but estranged from his wife, the quitclaim deed states 4 owners all having 25% ownership including the deceased. In the grant deed it shows 2 owners including the deceased, in a joint ownership with survivorship. We had 1 attorney saying grant deed is stronger but another saying quitclaim deed because its more recent. The quitclaim deed was in 2018 while the grant deed was in 2010.
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.
But the chain of title issue you have cannot be resolved on Avvo.
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.
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