A Tennessee special warranty deed ensures protection for the new owner (also known as the grantee) against any claims made on the property during the tenure of the previous owner’s (grantor’s) possession.

However, the grantee holds responsibility for any claims that arose before the grantor’s ownership period, and these can be clarified through a title search.

Here is how you should fill out each blank space:

Step 1

Enter your full legal name.

Step 2

Enter your street address. 

Step 3

Enter the name of the person to whom the document should be returned after recording, typically it is the new owner or their legal representative.

Step 4

Enter the address of the person named above.

Step 5

Enter the Grantor’s (seller’s) full legal name and their address including both the county and the state.

Step 6

Enter the amount the property was sold for in words, then in numbers.

Step 7

Enter the Grantee’s (buyer’s) full legal name and their address including both the county and the state.

Step 8

Describe the property that was sold, and include the legal description from the county records. 

Step 9

Enter Grantor’s signature and printed name, then their address including city, state, and zip code. Repeat this if there are two grantors.

Step 10

Enter the Witness’s signature and printed name, then their address including city, state, and zip code. Repeat this if there are two witnesses.

Step 11

Enter the county where the signing took place.

Step 12

This section will be filled out by the Notary Public. He or she signs and enters the date their commission expires.

Conclusion

By following this step-by-step guide, you can complete your Tennessee special warranty deed correctly and finalize your home purchase with confidence.

Proper documentation is key for a smooth transaction.