What are the Elements of a Deed?

What are the Elements of a Deed?

The formats of deeds may differ, as long as the intent to convey title is clearly expressed. Certain elements must be present in a deed to spell out clearly the necessary intent and the property to which it applies.

Remember “CEDDING” for the Elements of a Deed

It may be difficult to remember all of the elements of a deed. There are, however, ways to remember them easily. For instance, CEDDING.

  • Consideration (valuable or good)
  • Execution (signed by a competent grantor and two witnesses)
  • Description of property
  • Delivery and acceptance (voluntary)
  • Interest or estate being conveyed (habendum clause)
  • Names of a grantee and grantor
  • Granting and other appropriate clauses

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By Published On: October 11th, 2022Categories: Captain's Corner, Real Estate TerminologyComments Off on What are the Elements of a Deed?