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Troy, Home Seller in 19131

If a property is owned by two people and one person dies, does the property go to the other person on the deed or does it go to the deceased children?

Asked by Troy, 19131 Tue Oct 13, 2009

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This depends on how the home is deeded and your state laws. Check with an attorney.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 27, 2011
if two people own a house together and one dies does it automatically become the sole property of the survivor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 25, 2015
Does the deceased have a will?
How is the property owned/deeded?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 29, 2011
there is no will. both names are on the deed, and they are brother and sister, the brother passed away and now his daughter wants his half.
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Get a copy of the deed go to an attorney and ask him what your rights are and how best to protect your interest.

Fran and Mark Reddiing
Prudential Fox and Roach, Realtors
1010 Stony Hill Road
Yardley PA 19067
215-321-3307 Direct
Web Reference: http://www.franandmark.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 27, 2011
You would not even need to ask. The children would know better. If they showed up one day with a moving truck parked in your driveway they read the deed and you got your answer. The other way is.
Refer to the way the title is held on the deed to the property and any additional state laws governing the way that title is held.
Rest his soul.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 4, 2011
it all depends on what the deeds say, joint tenants with the right of survivorship
is most common with husband and wife, then it will go to the suvivor, also the will comes into play
contact me with the address and we can look it up
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 13, 2009
If you both own the property (as in, both on the mortgage, on the deed, whatever) it would go to the spouse or other owner. If, however, the house is "owned" legally by only one person (i.e. partner's name is on the mortgage but not the husband's for whatever reason) you may have more of an issue. I am not a legal expert by any means, but if you are not married to the person and are not contributing to the mortgage and your name is not on the legal papers, you could be up a creek and the house could go to the next of kin. If this is the case, I would hire a lawyer.

I believe if you are married, then it goes to the surviving spouse, however if you are a second (or so on) and the deceased has grown children by another partnership, they may potentially fight you for ownership.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 13, 2009
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