There are several types of deeds used to convey real estate in Maine, all of which can have significantly different consequences for the buyer and seller should a problem with the seller’s title to the property later come to light. In particular, sellers of property should understand the risks associated with warranty deeds. By giving a warranty deed, a seller makes certain covenants or promises to the buyer. In essence, the seller promises that he or she has the interest in the property he or she is purporting to convey to the buyer; that there are no encumbrances on the property, such as mortgages, liens, or easements, other than those referenced in the deed; and that the buyer’s possession of the property will not be interrupted by someone with a superior interest in the property. Crucially, the seller promises that his or her title to the property is free of defects, and that he or she will defend the buyer’s possession of the property against the claims of “all persons,” even with respect to defects or claims that may have…Read More
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