Leawood, KS asked in Estate Planning for Kansas

Q: My wife and her sister recently inherited a property/house in Tallahassee, Florida from their father at his passing.

He leased the house for a 5 year period that runs thru 1/2020. The lease is signed by my father-in-law and the man and wife who are the lessors. Their are cancellation provisions for the lessors but not the owner except for cause. There is no transfer of ownership clause in the lease. Is the lease still valid with my father-in-laws passing? What options do my wife and her sister have to have the tenants vacate the house so that they can sell it?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Scott C. Stockwell

  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: The law that would apply to the lease of a Florida property would be Florida law. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed in Florida.

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