We generally recognize that the special warranty deed generally has two basic warranties :
1. The Grantor received title.
2. That the property wasn't encumbered during the time that the grantor held the title, unless something contrary to that position is actually noted in the deed.
Strangely enough, the grantor is actually defending the title against himself. (huh?)
The clause which grants the deed usually contains the words, 'Grantor remises, releases, alienates and conveys'.
A grantor may also include additional warranties in the deed, but they're always specifically stated.
Title insurance should be adequate protection to the buyer or grantee.
Trustees, executors and corporations like to use the special warranty deed because they don't have the authority to warrant against any acts of the former owners of title, or their predecessors.
They may also hold the title for a while without retaining any personal interest in the sale.
Special warranty deeds are used by grantors who buy properties at tax sales, too.
Have you had any experiences with a special warranty deed ?