In State of NY, if 3 persons are on a home title, do all three have to sign for sale to go through?

My father passed, and we are probating his assets according to his will. A house
is in his name only, in upstate NY. After all our names are on the title, We
would like to sell the house in the future-do all 4 of the beneficiaries need to
sign off on house sale? In California, one person may list the home with a
REALTOR, however, all persons on title need to sign to facilitate the house sale.
Otherwise, no sale

Asked on April 2, 2018 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Everyone on the title is an owner of the home. A home cannot be sold without the consent all its owners--you can't sell someone else's share of or interest in property unless they agree to the sale. So, yes: all persons on the title would have to sign off on the sale.


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