Can I be taken to court for my dad’s double wide that he owned?

The rent is two months behind there was
no will I’m not executior of state how
can they take me to court for his
property ??? I’m the only heir is this a
way they can make me pay ??

Asked on January 15, 2018 under Estate Planning, Pennsylvania

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, they cannot sue you personally or make you pay out of pocket (your own money) unless you were on the lease with him: his debts or obligations do not become yours.
They can sue his "estate"--the money and assets he left behind--and get the back rent from it: the estate is liable for the decedent's (the person who died) debts. They can get the money which you would otherwise inherit, but the most they can get is full amount of inheritance, assuming the back rent equals or exceeds it--they can't make you pay or put in your own money.
They can also take you to court to remove you from the property.


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