Title Deed

A title deed is a notarized document which serves as legal proof of ownership of property by an individual or other entity.

The term title deed is most commonly used in connection with real estate, in which case it describes a document which confirms the right of ownership of a piece of real estate by its legal owner. However, it denotes any document which serves as proof of legal ownership.

It is important not to confuse the term title deed with the terms title and deed. A title is a document which defines the rights attached to the ownership of property. A deed is a document which defines property and changes in the ownership of that property.

More on this topic:
Swiss mortgage comparison

Editor Daniel Dreier
Daniel Dreier is editor and personal finance expert at moneyland.ch.