If my mother stated that she wanted her house sold upon her death, is there a time frame in which it must be sold?

Asked on July 25, 2012 under Estate Planning, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  Generally the technicalities as to the sale will be left to the executor of the estate and transfer subject to state law.  Really that means if the estate needs the proceeds of the sale to pay debt then it should be sold sooner rather than later.  Florida does have specific rules on transfer of real proeprty so check with your attorney if you are planning a later sale.  Good luck.


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