FAQs

HOW DO I TRANSFER A DEED?

Generally, all you have to do is draft, sign, notarize, and record a new deed. But there are nuances and important details within each of those steps.

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HOW DO I TRANSFER PROPERTY AFTER A DEATH?

Assuming that probate is not necessary, this can be accomplished with an affidavit or petition (if it is Land Court property) and a new deed.

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WHAT ARE TENANCIES?

Tenancy describes what type of possession you and any co-owners have of the subject property. Some tenancies are only available to certain people.

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HOW CAN I AVOID PROBATE WITH A DEED?

Joint tenancy, tenants by the entirety, or a transfer on death deed will convey property without the need for probate.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

2 weeks, in most cases. We prepare documents within 3-5 business days (or next day for an additional fee). Learn More

WHICH SYSTEM IS MY PROPERTY RECORDED IN?

There are 3 recording systems: Regular, Land Court, and Dual System. Follow our two-step guide to find out which system your property is in.

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HOW DO I TRANSFER A DEED?

To prepare for a deed transfer, the first question to answer is: why? Why do you want to transfer a deed? This will determine what is required and how we actually go about drafting the deed. If you are transferring a deed because you are selling the property, there are issues relating to contracts, disclosures, lenders, escrow, and inspections that must be considered. If you just want to transfer the deed to your child, then there aren't as many issues to address. Once we know how we need to approach the deed, we're ready to draft it

The essential elements of a deed address terms like: Grantor, Grantee, Marital Status, Tenancy, Warranties, Capacity, Authority, Prior Conveyances, Legal Description, Encumbrances, Transfer Certificate of Title, and more. 

Our process is efficient and 100% paperless. We make it easy so that the transfer process is as simple as:

1. Research & Draft the Deed

2. Sign & Notarize the Deed

3. Record the Deed

When you place an order, you'll receive a link to our on-boarding form. Once we have that information, we'll research and draft the documents. Then, you'll sign/notarize and email the back to us. We'll record them with the State of Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances and email you the final, recorded copy.

Most deed transfers take as little as 2 weeks. We can expedite documents for an additional fee and some transfers can be completed the same day!