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What is a correction deed?

A correction deed is a legal document used to correct minor mistakes. These may include misspelled names, errors in the description of the property, and other important details. It does not in any way alter the warranties and ownership granted in the previously recorded deed.

A correction deed simply removes defects from an existing title without passing title in and of itself. As soon as a deed is recorded, it becomes part of the permanent public record. If an error is later discovered, it can only be amended with newly drafted and signed legal documentation, such as a correction deed.

Small details like an incorrect middle initial or a transposed lot number may not seem very important, but these could cause serious trouble down the line, especially when you decide to sell the property.

Information that doesn’t match up could make a mortgage company wary of lending and it may become difficult to find a buyer. You Can Use a correction deed when:

  • A name has been misspelled Marital status was listed incorrectly.

  • There is an error in the legal description of the property.

  • The deed was not signed by all parties Deed signatures were not properly witnessed according to state law.

Published: Feb 2, 2023

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

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