Newton Center, MA asked in Probate for Rhode Island

Q: For a house in probate, do the current relatives living in the house get first right to purchase? (RI)

Lived in the house for years before the owner passed away

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI

A: Unless there is a lease or something in writing like a will or trust that offers such a right, there isn't one. The estate's personal representative/executor has an obligation to sell the property for as much as is practical to benefit the estate. The current occupant is the first obvious choice to see if they are willing to pay an appropriate amount of money, but that is up to the personal representative ...

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