Q: My mother in law going to recieve a substantial amount of money and a house through inheritance. Can she move into
the house now or does she have to wait. Mother-in-law sister died 3 weeks ago and left her the house
As a general answer, the Estate owns the house. The executor of the Estate could permit her to move in but does not have to until title transfers. If I were advising the Executor, I would not have a problem with her moving in so long as none of the other heir's objects and she takes over payments of the mortgage, taxes, and insurance when she does move in.
If there are items in the house that have been given to others, those should be moved out and the mother-i-law should pay for the storage unless the heirs waive that requirement.
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