Question: What is the difference between a Warranty Deed and a Special Warranty Deed to Arizona real property?
Answer: In a Warranty Deed the grantor warrants title from the beginning of time to the moment of the transfer of title under the deed. In a Special Warranty Deed the grantor warrants the title only for the period of time the grantor owned the real estate. When I represent the seller of real estate I try to have the seller give a SWD. Sometimes a buyer will insist on a GWD, which is ok if the buyer can’t be talked out of it and there are no title problems that would cause a breach of the warranties made in the deed.