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West Virginia - Fayette County Transfer on Death Deed Form

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Fayette County Transfer on Death Deed Form Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Form - Fayette County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 1/29/2020


Fayette County Transfer on Death Deed Guide Page 1

Transfer on Death Deed Guide - Fayette County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 2/11/2020


Fayette County Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Transfer on Death Deed Document - Fayette County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 1/21/2020


*The Following West Virginia and Fayette County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Declaration of Consideration

Declaration of Consideration

This document contains information about the exemptions as well as general information. The form that must be submitted is on page 3 and needs to be acknowledged by a notary.


Sales Listing

Sales Listing

This form is required in West Virginia and is due at the time of recordation.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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Areas covered by these Transfer on Death Deed Forms:

  • Fayette County

Including:

  • Alloy
  • Ansted
  • Boomer
  • Cannelton
  • Charlton Heights
  • Danese
  • Deep Water
  • Dothan
  • Edmond
  • Fayetteville
  • Gauley Bridge
  • Glen Ferris
  • Glen Jean
  • Hico
  • Hilltop
  • Kanawha Falls
  • Kimberly
  • Kincaid
  • Lansing
  • Layland
  • Lochgelly
  • Lookout
  • Meadow Bridge
  • Minden
  • Montgomery
  • Mount Carbon
  • Mount Hope
  • Mount Olive
  • Nallen
  • Oak Hill
  • Page
  • Pax
  • Powellton
  • Prince
  • Robson
  • Scarbro
  • Smithers
  • Spring Dale
  • Thurmond
  • Victor
  • Winona

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What is the West Virginia Transfer on Death Deed?

The West Virginia legislature voted to join with 13 other states and adopt the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act (URPTODA). The law is found at 36-12-1 et seq in the Code of West Virginia, and went into effect on June 5, 2014. This act allows owners of real property in West Virginia to control the distribution of what is often their most significant asset, their real estate, by executing and recording a transfer on death deed (TODD).

Transfer on death deeds are non-testamentary, which means ownership of the property passes to the beneficiary without including it in a will or a need for probate (36-12-7). Still, sensible estate planning dictates that the will and the TODD should not be in conflict.

West Virginia's version of the URPTODA sets out the specific requirements for lawful transfer on death deeds:

- The capacity required to make or revoke a transfer on death deed is the same as the capacity required to make a will (36-12-8, 41-1-2).
- The transferor must be least eighteen years old; and
- Be mentally competent
- It must contain the essential elements and formalities of a properly recordable inter vivos deed, such as warranty or quitclaim deed (36-12-9(1))
- It must state that the transfer to the designated beneficiary is to occur at the transferor's death (36-12-9(2))
- It must be recorded before the transferor's death in the office of the clerk of the county commission in the county where the property is located (36-12-9(2)).

During the owner's life, the beneficiary has no rights to the property. Instead, it remains in the transferor's absolute control. This includes the freedom to sell or transfer it to someone else, and to modify or revoke the intended transfer on death (36-12-12). The option to revoke is why these deeds do not require notice to the beneficiary or consideration for the owner (36-12-10).

The beneficiary gains rights to the property ONLY when the owner dies, according to 36-12-13. Note, however, that the beneficiary must be alive at the time of the transferor's death or the interest returns to the estate (36-12-13(a)(2)). To prevent this from happening, the owner may identify one or more contingent beneficiaries (36-12-2(2)). All beneficiaries take title subject to any obligations (contracts, easements, etc.) associated with the property when the transferor dies (36-12-13(b)).

With the new transfer on death deeds, real property owners in West Virginia have a convenient, flexible tool for managing one aspect of a comprehensive estate plan. TODDs may not be appropriate for everyone, though. Since each situation is unique, contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex circumstances.

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