How does one remove their name from a property deed?

My husband and his 2 siblings all have their name on the deed to their late mother’s trailer (mobile home). His sister is living in it as her primary residence; however, she is very irresponsible and has not paid the property taxes in two years, so even if we lose money we do not want to be financially tied to her.

Asked on November 16, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A quitclaim deed will release your husband's entire right, title, and interest in the mobile home to his sister.  The quitclaim deed is signed in the presence of a notary.  Your husband and his sister will need to be present when the quitclaim deed is signed before the notary.  After the quitclaim deed is signed, it becomes effective upon being recorded (filed) with the County Recorder's office.


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