A deed is like a property’s biography: It tells the story of the home and can be traced back through owners. It is a public document, and it gives legal notice of the legal owner of the property. Deeds are recorded in the county land records in the county in which the property is located.
Deeds are only used when ownership of a property is transferred, and you can’t transfer ownership without one. They must be executed by a person of sound mind who is over the age of 18; minors and people with mental issues cannot be added to a deed. You must be the owner of the property to execute a deed.
A deed includes the names of the old and new owners, a legal description of the property, and the signature of the person transferring ownership.