Lansdale, PA asked in Real Estate Law for Puerto Rico

Q: Inheritance rules in Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico my grandmother passed and her 4 children inherited her home. The paperwork and the home were completed and now they are the sole owners. One of the 4 died, now there are 3. The one that passed had a daughter but she passed away as well, but she has a son that is alive.

Does the grandson become the new 4th owner, or does the home go to the original 3?

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Ramon Olivencia, Esq.
Ramon Olivencia, Esq.
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  • San Juan, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Yes, the grandson becomes the 4th owner but that is not automatic since the inheritance transfer would first need to be done for the co-owner that died and also for the daughter as well; two separate probate cases.

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