RRES.com Captain's Corner

What are the Elements of a Deed?

The formats of deeds may differ, as long as the intent to convey title is clearly expressed. Certain elements must be present in a deed to spell out clearly the necessary intent and the property to which it applies.

RRES.com What are the Elements of a Deed_

Remember “CEDDING” for the Elements of a Deed

It may be difficult to remember all of the elements of a deed. There are, however, ways to remember them easily. For instance, CEDDING.

  • Consideration (valuable or good)
  • Execution (signed by a competent grantor and two witnesses)
  • Description of property
  • Delivery and acceptance (voluntary)
  • Interest or estate being conveyed (habendum clause)
  • Names of a grantee and grantor
  • Granting and other appropriate clauses

Want to Learn More?

Ready to take the next step towards a real estate career? Choose Rowlett Real Estate School today and make your real estate career dreams a reality!

Check out our Exclusive Fully-Narrated Online Video Course

Register for our Destin, Florida Live Classroom Course or our Panama City Beach Live Classroom Course. START TO FINISH IN ONE WEEK!

Visit the Rowlett Real Estate School Videos page and the Rowlett Real Estate School YouTube page for our library of helpful videos!


Rowlett Real Estate School is a family-owned and operated, FREC-approved, fully-accredited Florida real estate school based in the Panhandle of Florida. We specialize in educating and assisting students with all aspects of obtaining/maintaining their Florida real estate license. Providing excellent customer service is our top priority. Above all, we understand the importance of making ourselves available to our students. As a result, you may reach our instructors during regular business hours. Likewise, our knowledgeable staff is available after hours, weekends, and holidays.