What is a special warranty deed?

A special warranty deed is a deed where the grantor (the person giving the deed) gives to the grantee (the person receiving the deed) all of the rights, title and interests in the property that the grantor may have

The grantor does not warrant (assume any responsibility for) the title in a special warranty deed except for acts by the grantor or his representative

This means that nothing has been done to cloud the title during the grantor’s period of ownership

This type of deed is used by large corporations when selling property

A special warranty deed is an example of a statutory deed