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Does an out of state trust need to be registered with anyone in Florida in order to do business?

Miami, FL |

For example, can it buy/sell real estate, give mortgages, rent properties, etc. thanks

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Generally, an out of state trust does ot need to register. We handle real estate transactions with out of state trusts routinely.


I agree with Attorney Miller. Trusts typically do not need to be registered. This is one of the advantages of using a trust. It is a private arrangement and does not require court involvement in most cases.

James Frederick

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A real estate title company will often want to check the trustee powers section of the trust before completing a real estate transaction.
A bank will often want to have a copy of the trust before granting a mortgage on a real estate property.

The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.

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