What do I need to get my grandmother's house without a will in place?
1 attorney answer
Assuming that the house was in your grandmother's sole name, you will likely have to proceed under your state's intestacy rules - i.e., the state established rules for who inherits property from someone who dies without a will. Her estate and/or heirs will then need to deal with the outstanding mortgage. The Garn-St. Germain Act is a federal law that may forbid the bank from foreclosing on the mortgage simply because your grandmother died.
A local attorney should be able to guide you on the process and likely results.