Deed Transfers

Why Choose Legalty?

With Legalty, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your deed transfer is in the hands of professionals who understand the intricacies of the process and can navigate potential challenges with ease. We believe in being as straightforward as possible, explaining every step along the way.

Our combined legal and title experience will make your deed transfer a seamless and secure process. You and your property’s future deserve nothing less.

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Serving: Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Central & South New Jersey
 

Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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FAQs

What Is the Cost of a Deed Transfer at LEGALTY?

If you have a copy of your recorded deed, the costs are based on the location of your property:

  • $800 – Philadelphia County
  • $700 – All remaining counties in Pennsylvania
  • $700 – New Jersey

If you don't have a copy of your recorded deed and one needs to be ordered, there is an additional $25.00 fee.

What Documents Are Required to Process a Deed Transfer?

The following documents are required to process a deed transfer:

  • Current recorded copy of deed
  • Marriage certificate (if a spouse is being added to the deed)
  • Death certificate (if a spouse wants to remove a deceased spouse from the deed)
  • LLC Docs – certificate of organization, EIN letter, operating agreement (if changing a deed from LLC to personal name, or vice versa)
Are There Any Taxes or Fees Associated with Deed Transfers?

What is the Cost of the Transfer Tax?

Transfer tax must be paid in most circumstances; however, there are exemptions.

  • Exemptions from transfer tax:
    • Spouse to spouse
    • Parent to child
    • Sibling to sibling
    • Grandparent to grandchild

Transfer tax varies by county and is based on the assessed value of the property, plus the common level ratio which we will calculate and provide to you. There are no additional fees.

Can I Transfer a Deed Without an Attorney?

The state of Pennsylvania does not require an attorney, but we strongly recommend it.

How Long Does a Deed Transfer Take to Complete?

Typically, it takes two weeks to complete the transfer and, depending on the municipality, it can take an additional two weeks to show up in the public record as recorded.

Need it FAST?

Your deed transfer will be filed the NEXT business day upon receipt of notarized deed if you choose our expedited service for an additional $300.

See What Our Clients Have to Say!

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Ashley JohnsonAshley Johnson ★★★★★ Nina and her team were not only a pleasure to work with, they were knowledgeable, extremely fair and true advocates for us both as buyers and sellers. We have bought and sold 6 homes in the last 10 years and I have never worked with a Title Company as honest or as pleasant as Legalty Title. I can't say enough great things about this team. Strongly recommend!!!Response from the ownerThanks for your review, Ashley. We really enjoyed working with you and we're excited for your next chapter! Samuel PongSamuel Pong ★★★★★ From Natalie Martinelli to Margo Pretter, the experience was exceptional. They swiftly resolved issues with my mother's deed through seamless communication. Their responsiveness and competence reflect their positive online reviews. Pricing is reasonable compared to other firms in Philadelphia City Hall. Their team's friendliness adds a personal touch. I'm strongly considering them for selling my mother's property, highlighting my trust in their capabilities. I'll return for future real estate needs, including house sales.Response from the ownerThrilled to hear you were so happy with our services and team. We look forward to assisting you in the future! chirag shahchirag shah ★★★★★ They are such a gem in this very difficult industry to deal with( Builders). You can choose your title company by laws,They touched me that. Nina many thanks to you & your team for very smooth & 100%satisfied experience.Response from the ownerThanks for your kind words, Chirag! It was truly our pleasure to work with you and get you to closing smoothly. Ellen SweetmanEllen Sweetman ★★★★★ Margie Berger is THE BEST ! I have been using her and Legalty Title for years and she never disappoints.Scott WilliamsScott Williams ★★★★★ I cannot recommend Legalty enough! Recently, my wife and I purchased a home in Villanova that not only required title insurance but also property legal guidance. The home had a failed septic system, and Legalty provided step-by-step advice on how to connect to the public sewer and how to deal with the EPA, as the connection was near a natural body of water and wildlife. They were experts during the home closing process and made an otherwise overwhelming property issue much more manageable!Natalie CurryNatalie Curry ★★★★★ I had a wonderful experience working with Margie and team at Legalty! They were highly professional and very quick to respond to all communications. My client's closing was very fast and seamless. Thank you!js_loader