Quitclaim Deed Purchasers Rights In Texas

A quitclaim deed conveys any title, interest, or claim of the grantor, but it does not profess that the title is valid nor does it contain any warrant or covenants of title. It does not establish title in the person holding the deed, but merely passes whatever interest the grantor has in the property. Thus, Diversified received only whatever title, interest, or claims Louis Condra had, which was nothing. Because Louis Condra had no title to the property in question, Diversified received nothing more than a chance at title. See id; see also Woodward v. Ortiz, 150 Tex. 75, 237 S.W.2d 286, 291 (Tex. 1951). As the purchaser of a quitclaim deed, Diversified cannot enjoy the protections afforded a bona fide purchaser, because a grantee in a quitclaim deed is not an innocent purchaser without notice. See Woodward, 237 S.W.2d at 291 (stating purchaser of quitclaim deed could not enjoy protection of a bona fide purchaser); Smith v. Morris and Co., 694 S.W.2d 37, 39 (Tex.App.--Corpus Christi 1985, writ ref'd n.r.e.) (stating grantee in a quitclaim deed takes with notice of all defects in the grantor's title).