Bristol, TN asked in Land Use & Zoning for North Carolina

Q: if a land estate is written in the will that it has to stay in the family can the family sell it anyways in NC

The land is 100 acres and I own 1 acre in the middle of it. I am part of the family and do not want to sell the land but other members of the family want to sell it.

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Once the land passed to the family, there is generally nothing that can be done to prevent a sale. Even though it was part of the will that it not be sold, that was simply the deceased wishes that the land not be sold. Outside of the deeds containing some very specific, and uncommon, language they can sell.

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