Can anyone prepare a deed, or do I have to use a title co.?

The deed preparation is a seller-expense and seller-responsibility in Kentucky.  

Technically, any seller (attorney or non-attorney) can prepare their own deed; however, it must contain all the correct language, for the specific situation, in order for it to do what you want it to do…and in order for it to be acceptable for recording by the county clerk’s office in the county in which the property is located.  For these reasons, sellers (attorneys and non-attorneys alike) rarely ever prepare their own deeds – they want and need, the deed to be correct so they use a reputable settlement agent – like Jett Title.

There are a variety of types of deeds, for all sorts of situations – family, removing names, adding names, moving it into & out of a business name, correcting problems; Situations include is sales tax is required or not, and this depends upon the situations as defined by law – Kentucky Revised Statutes – and the correct statute must be cited in the deed.

Kentucky deeds also require the buyer to sign – which is different from most states.  This is to certify that the purchase price (“consideration”) is in fact accurate.

Jett Title’s legal team of on-staff attorneys is extremely experienced.