A deed of assignment is a legal document that is used in the transfer of real estate and land property. The deed of assignment is a very important document that should be kept at safely stored at all times, particularly in the case of real estate. The deed of assignment can generally be defined as a document which is drafted to guarantee or promise that the transfer of ownership of a property will commence on a particularly defined date. The deed of assignment, in other words, is a document that is evidence of a transfer of ownership, with the stipulation that there is a certain time period in which actual ownership is to commence.
There are various situations in which a deed of assignment may be needed, though the most common occurs in the transfer of ownership in regards to property. An example may be when a developer of a new home signs a deed of assignment to a purchaser, stating that the property will be his/hers on such a given date. However, the purchaser may decide to sell the home to another person, which will also require a deed of assignment. This is necessary because the actual title deed of the home is most likely not to have been issued, and the deed of assignment essentially acts a temporary title deed. For every time that a property is to be sold before a title deed is issued, a deed of assignment will be needed.