To obtain a replacement title, complete form Application for Surviving Spouse Transfer of Florida Certificate of Title for a Motor Vehicle (HSMV form 82152) and submit to a motor vehicle service center along with a certified copy of the death certificate and proof of identity (driver license/ID card/valid passport).
Does Florida have a transfer on death deed for real estate?
Transfer-on-Death Deeds for Real EstateFlorida does not allow real estate to be transferred with transfer-on-death deeds. There is a type of deed available in Florida known as an enhanced life estate deed, or "Lady Bird" deed, that functions like a transfer-on-death deed.
How do I change the deed on an inherited property in Florida?
- Step 1: Get a Copy of the Probated Will.
- Step 2: Confirm the Nature of Property Ownership.
- Step 3: Get a Certified Copy of the Death Certificate.
- Step 4: Draft a New Deed that Names You as the Property Owner.
- Step 5: Sign the Deed.
- Step 6: Have the New Deed Notarized.
Does property transfer after death to a spouse in Florida?
In Florida, surviving spouses will automatically inherit any property titled jointly with the rights of survivorship or as tenants by entries (see below).
How do I avoid probate in Florida?
One of the most common ways of avoiding probate is to establish a living trust. Any assets you own, whether real estate, bank accounts, cars, or personal items, can be put into a living trust. A living trust resembles a will, appointing a trustee to take over on your death.
What happens if I leave stuff at the house I sold?
As the owner of the property and its contents, the buyers can do what they want with the things left behind by the seller. “Donate them, throw them away, sell them, or keep them—it's up to you,” says Jay.