[ 527‑9]  Requirements.  A transfer on death deed:

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 527-9

  • Beneficiary: means a person that receives property under a transfer on death deed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 527-2
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Transferor: means an individual who executes a transfer on death deed. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 527-2

     (1)  Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2), shall contain the essential elements and formalities of a properly recordable inter vivos deed;

     (2)  Shall state that the transfer to the beneficiary is to occur at the transferor‘s death; and

     (3)  Shall be recorded with the bureau of conveyances or filed in the office of the assistant registrar of the land court, as applicable, before the transferor’s death.