Deeds

Lucent Law’s expert real estate professionals prepare hundreds of real estate deeds each year. We prepare deeds for all circumstances, including gifting and quieting title, throughout the state of Washington.


 

Deed Packages

Compare what sets us apart from the competition:

EssentialLaw

$199

Idaho

$249

Washington

+ Filing & Recording Fees

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Excise Tax Review (for Washington properties)
  • Review Last Vesting Deed
  • Lawyer-Prepared Deed
  • Prepare Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (for Washington Properties)
  • Record Deed with County Auditor or Recorder
  • File and Process Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (Washington)
  • Two Business Day Turnaround for Deed Preparation
  • Notary Service in Our Offices (Mobile Notary Available for an Additional Fee)
  • Fast Electronic Recording (Where Available)

LegalZoom*

$249

$249

+ Filing & Recording Fees

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Excise Tax Review (for Washington properties)
  • Review Last Vesting Deed
  • Lawyer-Prepared Deed
  • Prepare Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (for Washington Properties)
  • Record Deed with County Auditor or Recorder
  • File and Process Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (Washington)
  • Two Business Day Turnaround for Deed Preparation**
  • Notary Service in Our Offices (Mobile Notary Available for an Additional Fee)
  • Fast Electronic Recording (Where Available)**

“LegalZoom” and “LegalZoom.com” are registered trademarks of LegalZoom.com, Inc. All rights reserved. This comparison was based on a review of LegalZoom’s services posted at legalzoom.com on or about December 17, 2019. **Available at extra cost. 

Other Lawyers

Variable Fees

+ Filing & Recording Fees

  • Secure Online Account Setup and Ordering
  • Excise Tax Review (for Washington properties)
  • Review Last Vesting Deed
  • Lawyer-Prepared Deed
  • Prepare Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (for Washington Properties)
  • Record Deed with County Auditor or Recorder
  • File and Process Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (Washington)
  • Two Business Day Turnaround for Deed Preparation
  • Notary Service in Our Offices (Mobile Notary Available for an Additional Fee)
  • Fast Electronic Recording (Where Available)

Frequently Asked Questions

A deed is a document that conveys, or transfers, title in real property to another. It must meet all legal requirements and must be notarized. Additional requirements for transferring real property apply depending upon the location of the property.

Gifts of real property are common. A deed that meets all legal requirements must be used. In Washington state, the transfer may be subject to real estate excise tax depending upon the circumstances. Lucent Law evaluates and consults with our client about the potential tax consequences of each deed transfer we handle.

Lucent Law’s deed packages are not intended to be used to complete sales. Our deed packages are for things like adding or removing someone from title, gifting property, or adding property to a trust or LLC where no money is changing hands. Sales are much more complicated transactions. We recommend that sales only happen under the terms of a written purchase and sale agreement, and that the deed to complete the sale be prepared and recorded by an attorney or escrow agent as part of a closing. Lucent Law offers both purchase and sale agreement packages and real estate closing services.  

Lucent Law offers free notary services with all of our deed packages in our two conveniently located Spokane offices. We can arrange for mobile notary services to come to your home or workplace for an additional fee (subject to availability).

Lucent Law includes a recording service (electronic where available) with all of our deed packages. We’ve recorded thousands of deeds and we know all of the technical requirements to prevent rejection by the recorder’s office. We’ve found that our clients are better served where we handle the recording of the deed and the filing of the Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (in Washington).

Deeds are a surprisingly complex area of real estate law. There are many considerations in any given transfer, such as: how do the current owners hold title; how do the intended owners wish to hold title; are there any mortgages or other liens on the property; are there any transfer taxes payable; are there estate planning or medicaid planning implications?

Deeds the EssentialLaw Way

Step 1

Order your deed package below, then complete our easy-to-use online form where we ask you for information about the property transfer.

Step 2

We review your information and order a copy of the last vesting deed for the property to ensure we have the right legal description.

Step 3

We draft and send you the deed for your review. We’ll answer questions and then finalize the document for your notarized signature.

Step 4

After we receive the signed deed, we’ll file and record the deed and Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (in Washington) and we’ll email you a copy of the recorded document..

Deed Preparation

$199

Idaho

from

$249

Washington

  • Excise Tax Review (for Washington properties)
  • Review last vesting deed to verify legal description and owner names
  • Select appropriate deed type based on Client’s situation
    • Quit Claim Deed vs. Statutory Warranty Deed
  • Prepare deed in required form
  • Prepare Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (Washington)
  • Record Deed with County Auditor or Recorder
  • Fast electronic recording (where available)
  • File and process Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (Washington)
  • Fast electronic filing/processing (where available)
  • Free notary service in our Spokane offices (mobile notary service available in certain areas for additional fee)

    This service requires that we receive either a copy of the last vesting deed or a copy of a title insurance policy or commitment which describes the property to be conveyed
    • For Washington properties, the parcel to be conveyed must also have an assigned county tax parcel number
Who is this for:
  • Clearing title
  • Adding or removing persons to title
  • Transferring properties into or out of trusts
  • Transferring properties into or out of LLCs or corporations
  • Making gifts of real property
Note: filing fees are in addition to package price

We are here for all of your real estate law needs.

Our EssentialLaw services barely scratch the surface of the areas of real estate we work in daily. With decades of experience in all aspects of real estate law, Lucent Law’s team of lawyers, paralegals, and staff are ready to help with buying, selling, leasing, developing, lending, and borrowing matters for single-family and multi-family residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

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Purchase and Sale

Review and draft purchase and sale agreements for commercial and residential buyers and sellers and real estate investors.

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Financing

Loan document drafting and review for lenders and borrowers in private and institutional loan transactions; loan work-outs; seller-financed transactions; sale & leasebacks; and non-judicial and judicial foreclosures.

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Landlord-Tenant

Representation of landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions and disputes; representation of landlords in residential leasing transactions and disputes

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Options & Rights of First Refusal

Negotiate and prepare option agreements and rights of first refusal in commercial and residential settings, including lease-option transactions.

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Easements

Negotiation and drafting of easement agreements in commercial and residential settings, including ingress-egress easements, utilities easements, view easements, and road maintenance agreements

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Condominiums

Condominium formation and owners association formation and governance for developers; representation of owners associations regarding interpretation, modification and enforcement of Bylaws and Condominium Declaration (CC&Rs); representation of unit owners regarding neighbor and owners association matters.

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Owners Associations

Drafting and enforcement of neighborhood covenants (CC&Rs) for developers; representation of owners associations regarding interpretation, modification and enforcement of covenants.

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Real Estate Development

We advise landowners and developers on all aspects of residential and commercial real estate development.

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Deed Preparation Package

The experienced real estate law team at Lucent Law, PLLC will prepare and record a deed and will file the required Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit for Washington properties. This package also features:

  • Excise Tax Review (for Washington properties)
  • Deed Selection Review (to determine if a Quit Claim Deed or Statutory Warranty Deed (WA) or Warranty Deed (ID) should be used
  • Review last vesting deed
  • Preparation of deed in required form within two business days after we have received and reviewed the last vesting deed and have received your completed Deed Questionnaire
  • Preparation of Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (Washington)
  • Record Deed with County Auditor or Recorder
  • File and process Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit (Washington)
  • Free notary service in our Spokane officers (mobile notary service available in certain areas for additional fee)
  • Fast electronic recording at no extra charge (where available)
  • This service requires that we receive either a copy of the last vesting deed or a copy of a title insurance policy or commitment which describes the property to be conveyed, and in Washington that the parcel to be conveyed has an assigned county tax parcel number


Important Notes
Does not include evaluation or advice regarding potential federal income tax or gift tax consequences of the transfer. Always consult your tax advisor before making a property transfer (ask us for a referral if you don’t have a tax advisor).

For Washington properties only: if we determine that your transfer is a taxable transfer that requires payment of real estate excise tax, then we will direct you to purchase our Taxable Deed Package.

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Contact Us:

+1 (509) 455-3713

+1 (509) 927-7200

info@lucentlaw.com

Single Owner LLC Package

The experienced business law team of Lucent Law, PLLC will form your new single owner Washington limited liability company by preparing and filing a Certificate of Formation and the required Initial Annual Report. This package also features:

  • Our online Rapid Filing service is included (typically, we will file the formation documents within one business day after the questionnaire is completed)
  • A customized Operating Agreement with built-in language to provide for a successor manager to manage the affairs of the LLC in case of incapacity or death of the owner
  • Organizational Minutes and Resolutions to establish the initial decisions that the LLC must make concerning its business and legal affairs
  • Our exclusive Owner’s Manual for Your New LLC
  • Our EssentialAgent registered agent service at no cost for the first year of registered agent services. Visit our EssentialAgent page at our website for more information.
  • Attorney consultation after formation is available at our standard hourly rates.
  • Access to a secure client portal to access company information
  • The filing fee charged by the Washington Secretary of State’s office of $200.00 is not included in our fee and will be automatically added at checkout.

This LLC Formation Package is designed for one owner (either a single person or entity or a married person whose spouse will not be an identified member).