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Special Warranty Deeds

January 13, 2017

Day two of the deed diaries. Special Warranty Deeds, as with Warranty Deeds – you generally do not see this type of deed filed in Louisiana. According to the LTI, in a special warranty deed the seller (grantor) says in effect to the buyer (grantee), “I only warrant (guarantee) that I have done nothing to make the title bad or defective or encumbered while I have owned it, that I have good, right and lawful authority to sign and deliver this deed.” Here is the biggest difference between special warranty and warranty deeds. In a special warranty deed the seller (grantor) is only guaranteeing that the title is clear insofar as his actions are concerned, meaning, while they owned it. Whereas the warranty deed guarantees the title in full.