In order for a Deed to be valid in the state of Maryland, it must contain the following elements:
- The Grantor, if an individual, must be at least 18 years old.
- The Grantor’s name must be accurately reflected on the documents. If an individual’s name was changed, it must be explained (such as by marriage or divorce).
- There must be adequate information to identify the Grantee with reasonable certainty in the Deed.
- There must be a granting clause that expresses the intention to convey title.
- The Deed must also include consideration including the amount of money the seller received for the transfer. If it is a gift, it must be stated as such.
- The Deed must include a legal description that is accurate and properly identifies the property.
- The Deed may articulate any exceptions, reservations, or restrictions.
- The Deed should include a habendum clause to state the nature of any co-tenancies, and whether or not the property will be owned in fee simple.
- The Deed must be signed by each owner of the property.
- The signature of each Grantor must be notarized.
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