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How to update owners of timeshares in Hawaii

Deed and Record prepares and electronically records timeshare deeds to update owners of timeshares in Hawaii. The Bureau of Conveyances reviews, approves, then e-stamps the assigned recording number and date. Once registered, the timeshare is part of the official land records of the State of Hawaii.

In Hawaii, timeshares are also titled:

  • Interval Conveyance Deed
  • Interval Deed
  • Interval Ownership Deed
  • Interval Warranty Assignment
  • Time Interval Ownership Conveyance
  • Vacation Ownership Interest
  • Vacation Plan Conveyance Document

A brief history on recording deeds in Hawaii

Hawaii is the only state in the nation with a single statewide recording office. There are two systems of recording, the “Land Court” and the “Regular System.” The Regular System basically serves to give “notice” that something is on record. The Land Court issues a certificate of title to the new owner. 

As of July 1, 2011, the Land Court will not accept any document affecting timeshare ownership. Therefore, all timeshare deeds are now recorded in the Regular System with the Bureau of Conveyances.   

How we help you

We prepare and e-record deeds for your timeshares located in Hawaii. We remove a spouse due to divorce, add a spouse due to marriage, add or remove a co-owner, fund a trust, or help you gift a timeshare.

Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage: For example, a court order awards a timeshare to one spouse. As long as the non-owning spouse remains an owner, they remain liable for property taxes and maintenance fees. Likewise, as long as the non-owning spouse remains an owner, they can access the timeshare. Removal is by a deed signed by the non-owning spouse. The deed transfers the interest of one spouse to the other spouse.

Marriage: A newlywed adds the new spouse as a co-owner of a California timeshare by deed. With both spouses as co-owners, each spouse has access and can make reservations.

Trusts: Settlors of trusts often fail to fund the trust with a timeshare. A person creates a trust to avoid probate. But the trust does not own the timeshare. Probate may be required. Deeds transfer ownership from the individual to the individual’s trust. Deeds that transfer ownership into a trust avoid probate and court supervision.

Add Relative as Owner: Some timeshare interests and estate owners add a child or relative as a joint-tenant owner as an alternative to a trust. In joint tenancy, the deceased owner’s interest disappears by operation of law. The surviving joint tenant becomes the sole owner.

Timeshare Gifting: Often, an owner of a timeshare no longer uses the timeshare. But the owner must continue to pay maintenance fees. Suppose the owner knows of a friend or relative who wants to use the timeshare. In that case, a solution is to give it away. Gifts are by deed.

Summary of what we do

Deed and Record prepares deeds for Counties in Hawaii. First, we email the client for signature. Then, we record electronically and return the deed to the customer by email. The customer then provides a copy of the recorded deed to the timeshare management to update their records.