Deed FAQs:

Q: Is deed the modern descendant of the medieval charter?

A: Yes, and delivery is thought to symbolically replace the ancient ceremony of livery of seisin.

Q: Was deed normally used for residential real estate sales and transfers?

A: Yes, and special warranty deeds are becoming more common and are more commonly used in commercial transactions.

Q: Is deed known as covenants?

A: Yes.

Q: Is deed deeds of hypothecation for creating charge on movable properties in favour of the banks/financial institutions etc?

A: Yes.

Q: Is deed actually not a deed at all—it is actually an estoppel disclaiming rights of the person signing it to property?

A: Yes.

Q: Are deeds documents showing ownership?

A: Yes, as well as rights, obligations, or mortgages on the property.

Q: Is deed outside the chain of title?

A: Yes.

Q: Are deeds taken as joint tenants with rights of survivorship or joint tenants in common?

A: Yes, and any co-owner can file a petition for partition to dissolve the tenancy relationship.

Q: Is deed usually known as a special warranty deed?

A: Yes.

Q: Is deed generally signed by only one person / party?

A: Yes.

Q: Is deed most commonly used by court officials or fiduciaries that hold the property by force of law rather than title?

A: Yes, such as properties seized for unpaid taxes and sold at sheriff's sale, or an executor.