Aestar – General Warranty Deed

Subject:  Aestar – General Warranty Deed


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In a general warranty deed, sellers warrant forever against every lawful claim or demand for all the previous owners up to the sellers, no matter who possessed/owned the property. This type of deed is rarely used. For example, you bought a house in 2011 from seller A, who had bought the house from builder B in 2010.  In 2012, the county notified you that the 2009 property tax had not been paid. If you had received a General Warranty Deed from Seller A, then Seller A had warranted to you that there were no encumbrances against the property that were not listed in the deed.  So unless the deed specifically indicated that the property was conveyed to you “subject to” the 2009 unpaid taxes, you should be rest assured that Seller A owes you the money for the unpaid taxes.


Contact me should you have further questions.


Jonathan Kan, Licensed Title Producer/Notary Public

Aestar Settlements LLC

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Jonathan D. Kan, ESQ. is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland in 2017. Mr. Kan graduated as a Juris Doctor of University of Baltimore School of Law, Maryland, in 2017, concentrating on criminal, trust and estate, and real estate laws. Mr. Kan has published the Aestar Blog since 2015. He co-founded Aestar LLC in 2013. Mr. Kan has been a licensed title producer, settlement agent, and notary public serving the Maryland and Virginia states since 2013.

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