Revocable Transfers on Death Deeds, Part 3 Common Questions

Part 3: Details of uses and requirements for the TOD Deed. Real estate mediator Jim Hildreth gives details on California’s new (2016) option for transferring a home to your heirs: the Revocable Transfer on Death (TOD) deed, also called a beneficiary deed. A homeowner can transfer their primary residence to a named beneficiary or beneficiaries upon the owner’s death without a probate proceeding.

Applicable forms are available from the Sacramento County Public Law Library’s website. Click here for additional information and forms.