Posted by Dave T on April 10, 2000 at 21:12:44:
You can argue that a transfer has not taken place. You are simply recording title differently, but as the beneficiary of the trust. you are still the owner.
A few years ago, I recorded a NO CONSIDERATION DEED to transfer title from a joint ownership (I was a co-owner) to my name as a sole owner. The recording fee in Frederick County was $12.00. I can’t see that your situation is any different, and you should only have to pay recording fees – not transfer fees.
I am getting ready to do the same thing for my property in Frederick and Montgomery counties. Please E-mail me your outcome, so I will know what to expect when I transfer my property to a land trust.