2020 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 5 - Conveyances of Property
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 66-5-103. Forms of Conveyances
The following or other equivalent forms, varied to suit the precise state of facts, are sufficient for the purposes contemplated, without further circumlocution:
- For a deed in fee with general warranty: “I hereby convey to A. B. the following tract of land (describing it), and I warrant the title against all persons whomsoever;”
- Covenants of seisin, possession, and special warranty: “I covenant that I am seized and possessed of this land, and have a right to convey it, and I warrant the title against all persons claiming under me;”
- For a quitclaim deed: “I hereby quitclaim to A. B. all my interest in the following land” (describing it);
- For a mortgage: “I hereby convey to A. B. the following land (describing it), to be void upon condition that I pay,” etc; and
- For a deed of trust: “For the purpose of securing to A. B. a note of this date, due at twelve (12) months, with interest from date (or as the case may be), I hereby convey to C. D., in trust, the following property (describing it). And if the note is not paid at maturity, I hereby authorize C. D. to sell the property herein conveyed (stating the manner, place of sale, notice, etc.), to execute a deed to the purchaser, to pay off the amount herein secured, with interest and costs, and to hold the remainder subject to my order.”
Code 1858, § 2013; Shan., § 3680; Code 1932, § 7607; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 64-502.
Cross-References. Conveyance by partner or partnership, §61-1-109.
Conveyances of property to state, §§12-2-104 —12-2-109.
Deed on execution sale, §§26-5-111 —26-5-113.
Judicial conveyances, §§16-1-107 —16-1-110.
Partnership property, §§61-1-203,61-1-204.
Privilege tax on conveyances, §67-4-409.
Use of Tennessee coordinate system in conveyances, §66-6-106.
Textbooks. Gibson's Suits in Chancery (7th ed., Inman), § 76.
Tennessee Forms (Robinson, Ramsey and Harwell), Nos. 8-201, 8-204.
Power of Sale Foreclosure in Tennessee, 8 Mem. St. U.L. Rev. 871 (1978).
Tennessee Homeowners' Post Foreclosure Auction Right to Cure Under 11 U.S.C. §§ 1322(b) and (c), 27 U. Mem. L. Rev. 453 (1997).