Distribution Deed Law and Legal Definition

A distribution deed is a method of transferring real property when the devisee of real property cannot be determined by reading the will. In such cases, an executor or administrator determines who is to receive the property. The typical distribution deed contains the facts concerning the death of the record title holder and the probate of the will; identifies the devisee and property in the same manner as other deeds; and conveys the property to the devisee subject to all covenants, easements, etc., of record to the extent that they remain in effect, ad valorem taxes and laws, ordinances, etc., relating to the property. Distribution deeds generally do not contain a warranty of title.