ULC

Acts

Real Property Transfer on Death Act

Description

The Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (URPTODA) provides a simple process for the non-probate transfer of real estate. The act allows an owner of real property to designate a beneficiary to automatically receive the property upon the owner’s death without probate. The property passes by means of a recorded transfer on death (TOD) deed. During the owner’s lifetime, the beneficiary of a TOD deed has no interest in the property and the owner retains full power to transfer or encumber the property or to revoke the deed.

Staff Contact

Benjamin Orzeske borzeske@uniformlaws.org

 

Enactment Status Map

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Legislative Tracking

2014 Introductions & Enactments
StateBillSponsorStatus
Alaska HB 60 GruenbergEnacted
Maryland HB 59 CarrIntroduced
South Dakota HB 1077 GoschEnacted
Washington HB 1117 HansenEnacted
West Virginia SB 3 KirkendollEnacted

 

Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commission in 2009.
Committee/Resources: Real Property Transfer on Death Act