Johnson City, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: title insurance company didnt find the original owners last Will, leaving it to family, now they have and she is losing

My niece bought a house in NC, it was sold and bought 4 times before she bought it. No one ever found the Will from 2003 leaving it to family. But now that she is selling it they found it and they want her to cut the price. Is this legal or not?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Unless the Will is Probated, it has no effect. But apparently you have a NC Title problem, not in TN. She may wish to walk away from the deal or find someone else to close the transaction.

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