Penn Valley, CA asked in Probate for Nevada

Q: Deed Upon Death

I have a Deed upon death, but not related. The deceased has personal property in the condo and Clark County has taken Action to secure personal property. Blood relatives not cooperative, how do I proceed as owner of real property to obtain title and remove personal property out of real property, personal property is valued probably less than $5,000.

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Jonathan Craig Reed

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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Probably the Clark County Coroner has secured the condo to give the estate a reasonable time to remove personal possessions and look for things like bank statements and safety deposit keys. I think your first step would be to call the Coroner, explain your interest, and ask how long the Coroner will secure the condo for. The Coroner's office might explain that to the family, or might not. You will need to get the Decedent's death certificate and file an Affidavit of Death of Grantor of Transfer on Death Deed. That will show you ownership when the Assessor's website is changed to reflect the new ownership.

However, I would proceed cautiously here. If the family does not advise that they have removed everything they want I think you should consult with a lawyer as to your next step. This is not an issue I would be interested in handling.

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