A quit claim deed allows the owner to sign over all ownership and financial interests in a property. For example, Sam can quit claim his interest in the Brooklyn Bridge to Ilyce. If he doesn’t actually own the Brooklyn Bridge, the quit claim would be worthless.
But if Ilyce quit claims her interest in her home to Sam, and she actually owns the property, then the quit claim deed would have value, and Sam would own the property. Once Sam owns the property, he can do with it what he wants. That’s why you have to take extreme care before executing a quit claim deed. A quit claim deed transfers any interest you may have in a property to someone else with no guarantee that there are no other claims against the property.
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