Comanche, TX asked in Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: If I have a life estate for a parcel of land and the person dies how do I go about selling said land?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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A: If you have a Life Estate, then you enjoy vested possession of the property until you die. However I think you mean someone else had a LE and you have the Remainder. If so, have a knowledgeable Affiant make an Affidavit and record it, stating the death of the Life Tenant. You would be advised to hire a good TX attorney to draft the Deed from you to the grantee, who will draft a proper derivation of title clause.

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