Deed of Assent Law and Legal Definition

A deed of assent is sometimes used to convey real property to heir(s) who are entitled to the property under a decedent’s will. This type of deed constitutes the executor’s agreement or “assent” to the transfer of the property to the heir(s), after all debts of the decedent have been paid. Once the heir(s) own the property, they are free to deal with it as they choose. This type of deed doesn't contain warranties of title, it conveys only such title as the decedent held while still alive.