My grandmother owned a house and died without a will. She had 3 children: my mother and aunt who are deceased, and my uncle who lived there but moved to an adult home a few years ago. My uncle has a guardian who said she will not oppose selling the home. My sister and cousin agree to sell the house as no one is paying property taxes and the house is in severe disrepair. What do I do?
First - has anybody obtained letters of administration for your grandmother’s estate?
What about your aunt’s estate?
If not you should discuss with your family who will petition for those letters. Then you will be able to sell on their behalf
If there are letters then you have to see whether the letters have a restriction. If they do have a restriction then you will need court approval to sell. If no restrictions then list and sell.
Consider speaking to an estate attorney for specifics
Yes, you can likely sell the house based on the facts you've presented. You'll need go to court in the county where the property is located to establish that you are entitled to ownership first. It is a good idea to contact an attorney to get started.
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