Code of the District of Columbia

§ 19–604.12. Effect of transfer on death deed during transferor’s life.

During a transferor’s life, a transfer on death deed does not:

(1) Affect an interest or right of the transferor or any other owner, including the right to transfer or encumber the property;

(2) Affect an interest or right of a transferee, even if the transferee has actual or constructive notice of the deed;

(3) Affect an interest or right of a secured or unsecured creditor or future creditor of the transferor, even if the creditor has actual or constructive notice of the deed;

(4) Affect the transferor’s or designated beneficiary’s eligibility for any form of public assistance;

(5) Create a legal or equitable interest in favor of the designated beneficiary; or

(6) Subject the property to claims or process of a creditor of the designated beneficiary.


(Mar. 19, 2013, D.C. Law 19-230, § 2(b), 59 DCR 13606.)