Special Warranty

Special warranty deeds differ from general warranty deeds in that they limit the seller/grantorís liability in warranting title to the purchaser/grantee to only those acts which the seller/grantor has personally done that might cloud or encumber the title to the land being conveyed. Developers and builders often prefer to issue a special warranty deed, rather than a general warranty deed, so as to limit the extent of their potential liability to those matters they are directly responsible for. This type of deed may also be used for conveying a tax title, in which case it will be referred to as a tax deed.