Q: If my father died w/o a valid will, can my sister be declared the administrator because she applied for the application
and can she sell the house w/o my approval or knowledge?
A: If the court finds that she is appropriate to be the administrator then yes, she can be appointed as such. However, if there is reason that she should not be appointed, you need to file an objection so the court will know. Once she is appointed as an administrator, she may begin administration of the estate. One of the tasks include selling the assets (eg a house) and distributing to the heirs. She is not required to inform you or get your permission to sell a house. There are many other possibilities that may slightly chance my answer depending on who has title to the house, debts owed by the deceased and family situation. You would be served better if you discuss your case with a probate attorney, especially if you are concerned your sister being appointed as an administrator.
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