Transfer On Death Deed (Assembly Bill 139)

A new California law took effect this year that allows the use of transfer on death (RTD) deeds for real property. A RTD deed is a revocable beneficiary deed, involving the gift of an individual’s residence, which does not become a completed transfer until the death of the
transferor. It is limited to multi-unit properties with one to four dwelling units, condominiums and single family residences (with fewer than 40 acres of agriculture land).

Click here for more information and here to download the blank deed with a Q&A.

Spring Daylight Savings

It’s time to Spring Forward
Set your clock forward an hour on March 12th.
When we change our clocks it’s a good time to…

  • Check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide(CO) alarms. Replace any smoke alarms older than ten years. Replace any CO alarms older than five years.
  • Prepare a disaster supply kit for your house (water, food, flashlights, batteries, blankets). Once you’ve created your home disaster kit, use the semi-annual time change to check its contents(including testing/replacing flashlight batteries).