Real Property can be a very
complex and difficult field of the law. Many law
school students feel that real property classes are
the most difficult of law school classes. Because
property issues can be so complicated and property
law has many nuances and quirks that the average
layman can make costly mistakes dealing with
property law issues, a skilled and experienced
attorney is often needed. Nevertheless, if you are
in need of a simple lease agreement, or deed, or if
you feel you are very skilled and have experience in
property dealings, money and time can be saved by
using a fill in the blank form.
Real property is conveyed,
(transfer ownership of or title to,) by use of a
instrument called a deed. There are several
different types of deeds. There are Warranty Deeds,
Quitclaim Deeds, Corporation Warranty Deeds and
Partnership Warranty Deeds.
A General Warranty Deed is what
is most often used to convey real property by an
individual. This deed warrantees that the seller
owns the property and has good and marketable title.
A Quitclaim Deed is used when an individual wants to
relinquish all their rights to a piece of property.
There is no warranty that they have any rights to
the property or any other warranty. A quitclaim deed
simply is saying that you give whatever you have.
You could legally give a quitclaim deed for the
Golden Gate Bridge. You would not be giving anything
because you don't have any interest in the bridge.
Quitclaim Deeds are most often used in divorces.
Please go to the
Deeds page for more
information about deeds and to download deed forms.
As with all property law,
evictions are covered by state law and there are
differences among the states as to landlord and
tenants rights. Historically, tenants have very few
rights, however, in recent years most states have
passed laws give substantial rights to tenants. To
download forms for eviction and details about the
law on landlord and tenants rights in various
states, got the Evictions
A Lien is an attachment to real
property That is notice that the owner of the
property owes the lien claimant a debt. The real
property cannot be sold without the lien on it being
satisfied or removed. The Liens
page has information about liens and forms for
Foreclosure page you can find links to download
mortgage foreclosure forms and information about the
law of foreclosures. If you hold a mortgage you can
use the forms to make documents to foreclose or if
are in danger of facing foreclosure you can find
information about your rights.
A complaint to Quite Title is
used when a party is claiming title by adverse
possession or if a boundary line is in dispute. You
can download the forms for a
Quite Title action here.
As stated above, the different
stats have different laws as to landlords and
tenants. to download a lease for your state and to
find out about the laws of the various state go to
the Leases page.