Q: Does a revocable transfer on death deed (“TOD Deed”) only need to be notarized to be valid in California?

by | Feb 21, 2024 | Q&A, Title and Deeds |

A: No! Under recent law changes, the TOD deed now needs to be both notarized and witnessed by two disinterested parties (the Notary Public may act as one of the witnesses). Moreover, in order to be valid, the TOD deed must be recorded within 60 days of the notarization date! Validity and execution requirements can be tricky, so you should always think about working with an attorney to ensure your wishes are given proper effect!