Legislative Fact Sheet - Real Property Transfer on Death Act

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

AARP, the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).

Enactments Alaska, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
2018 Introductions Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee
Staff Liaison(s) Benjamin Orzeske