How long do you have to transfer the deed of a deceased person’s property to another name?

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How long do you have to transfer the deed of a deceased person’s property to another name?

I know the property has been allocated to someone else in court documents, but on the property deed and property tax information the deceased person’s name still remains. The person is receiving rental income from the property but is not claiming it. What should be done and should it be reported to the county? In AZ.

Asked on April 6, 2011 under Estate Planning, Arizona

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

What I believe that you are saying is that the property was left to someone in the Will of the decedent and that the Will has been filed in court, correct?  Is that what you mean by court documents? May I ask: where is the executor of the Will in all of this?  He or she should be collecting the rents as an asset of the estate. When the time comes for transfer of the assets to the beneficiaries the executor will prepare an executor's deed for the transfer from the estate to the beneficiary.  I am unclear who you are in all of this and where the matter stands legally.  I would suggest that you consult with an attorney.  Good luck.


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