Am i responsible for paying monthly mortgage at home of deceased person if it is my legal residence?

I live in a home of a person who recently passed, has children and had no Will. This is my legal address but the bills were all in the deceased name. Am I still responsible for paying the monthly mortgage and other bills until this gets settled in probate or when i move out? Do i have to notify the companies that the bills came from about the death?

Asked on October 2, 2017 under Estate Planning, Ohio


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

So you are not on the mortgage or the bills? You are not responsible for the payment of any bills in the decedent's name.  The estate is responsible.  You are responsible for any lease agreement you made (and a lease agreement can be written or verbal) so continue to pay that to the estate. Otherwise they can evict you.  Good luck.

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