How can we get rid of a piece of ‘swamp land’ that we inherited?

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How can we get rid of a piece of ‘swamp land’ that we inherited?

We inherited an uninhabitable acre of land in Florida when my parents died. We have tried donating it to charities and even giving it back to the state with no luck. We can not close the estate until we get rid of it. Any suggestions?

Asked on November 10, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You have to find somene to take it off your hands voluntarily: you can't simply give up ownership of land, since you can't force anyone else (even a state) to take it. You could try even paying someone to take it; or else you have have to simply take and keep this useless, uninhabitable land as if it were valuable, and close out probate on that basis. If there are any neighbrs, will any of them take it off your hands?


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