I live next door to a real estate property that is boarded up and squatters have broken the boarded up windows and enter the property. I think they are doing drugs in the house. They are destroying the property which is causing the property values on the block to be negatively effected, I have had many people ask me about purchasing the property, I would like to purchase the property before it is totally destroyed.
When I looked into the tax information I found it is owned by a trust. I also, found the owner is deceased. I am not sure if the wife is deceased or not.
Have a title company run a "last deed of record search", as well as search the "Surrogates Court" records of your county for the premises. If there were testamentary provisions and a probated will, proof of death (dictating whether he was married at the time of death thereby validating that his wife is still living), heirship affidavits or the like...and a conveyance to the trustee and/or heirs....whether by deed or operation of law occurred... it will/should all appear in the public record...whereby you can see who to engage regarding a potential offer to purchase. You should absolutely utilize the services of a local real estate attorney to effectuate this proposed course of action. Good luck.
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It is not clear from your question if the legal title owner is a person (the deceased individual you reference) or a trust, of which the deceased was a beneficiary. if the deceased, the property may pass through probate, or if it was titled as tenants by the entirety, to the wife directly. none of this would be necessary though if the property were held in trust - which is one point of a trust.
another major plus of a trust and the reason many people place their property into trust is for privacy -- i.e., so neighbors and creditors can't find them.
If you have the contact info for the wife of the deceased, I would start with her. chances are decent that she will want to sell if offered the right price.
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Trusts in Nevada do not have to publicly publish the names of the beneficiaries of the trust. As a result, you will likely have to wait until the property is conveyed to the beneficiaries, unless you can find those beneficiaries independently. And if the home is titled in the name of the trust, it will not be probated. It will simply be transferred by the substitute trustee (assuming the deceased was the named trustee). A search on social media or other online options can sometimes turn up names of relatives. Often, however, a letter sent to the deceased will end up in the hands of the trustee of the trust or the beneficiaries, so don't ignore low-tech solutions. Send a letter to the deceased and see what happens.
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