Saint Paul, MN asked in Real Estate Law for Minnesota

Q: I have been paying on a house of a deceased friend. About to pay it off, how can I get my name on title?

Friend died, son was awarded house by probate. I have been paying on it for the last 15 or so years, ready to pay it off, how do I get the son and my name on the deed? They were told and received documents on her death and the award to the son by probate.

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Joseph A. Gangi

Answered
  • Mankato, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You don't because the house is not yours. You will need the son to execute a deed (and voluntarily to boot) or maybe you satisfy requirements of adverse possession.

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