Mebane, NC asked in Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: My sister passed away Dec 18, 2018. We both co-owned a house. Does her heir inherit her part.

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Kelli Y Allen

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  • Charlotte, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It depends on how the title was held. If you owned as tenants in common, her share would be passed down to her heir. If the two of you owned as joint tenants with right of survivorship, you would, by operation of law, absorb her portion at her death. A real estate attorney could look at the dead and make this determination, as could the attorney handling her probate estate.

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