Florida Special Warranty Deed Form

The Florida special warranty deed is a legal document in which the Grantor (seller) shall offer warranty or guarantee, only for the title, against legal issues and/or defects that may have arisen during the period of the Grantor’s ownership. With this deed the Grantor shall provide no warranty to the Grantee (buyer) involving the existence of any defects that had existed prior to the Grantor’s ownership of the property. As example,these documents are often used in bank foreclosure properties. Since a bank will have not true knowledge of the property, they will not offer warranty to the title or it’s condition in the present or prior to their acquisition of the property. The document may be used by individual sellers, as well.

With this document the Grantee, should any title issues arise after the sale of the property, will have no legal recourse with regard to the Grantor nor will they be able to claim a breach of warranty, with anyone prior the Grantor’s ownership.

How to Write

Step 1 – Preparation of the Document –

  • Provide the name of the preparer
  • Enter the name and address of the person(s) to whom the document should be returned

Step 2 – The Parties – Provide the following information:

  • Submit the Property Appraiser’s Parcel Identification number
  • Date the document in dd/m/yyyy format
  • Enter the name of the Grantor (seller)
  • AND
  • Enter the name of the Grantee (buyer)
  • Submit the amount of money received by the Grantor from the Grantee
  • Enter the County where the property is located
  • Legal description
  • All parties and signatories must read the remainder of the section

Step 3 – Signatures – must be signed in the presence of a notary

  • Enter witnesses respective signatures
  • Printed names
  • AND
  • Each Grantor’s name
  • Printed names

Step 4 – Notarization –

  • The notary will witness all signatures. The notary shall then complete the remainder of the document, affixing the official seal in acknowledgement