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Q: Mom had apt at a retirement home, we get 90% of cost when it sells. Any laws for how long we have to wait for sale?

Our mother died in 2017 and we would like to close her estate and are wondering how long the retirement community can keep the apartment unsold. If there are any laws regulating this.

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A: All of your questions should be answered in the original purchase documents controlling all the terms of ownership, maintenance, assessments and all other terms and conditions. Why not hire a lawyer to review everything and help you convince the owners of the retirement community to speed up their efforts to sell the unoccupied apartment.

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