Raleigh, NC asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: What is the best way to handle a home that needs major repairs in an estate?

My father died 08/2018. He left behind a home that was not well taken care of. He owed money on it, and i paid what i could on it from his bank account, but once that ran out, my sister and I paid it off. We have not tried to sell previously because our disabled brother was living there and had been living there for20 years. He kept the power on, though he didn't really do maintenance. the power has been turned off, and the humidity is bad. I do not have anymore personal money to put into it. As executor, what can I do with this? i have 2 siblings.

the will said the house was "left to the children to sell and divide."

1 Lawyer Answer
Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: It sounds like you and your siblings can agree to sell the house and divide the profits from the sale as you see fit. My guess is also that your role as executor has been completed but I do not know that for certain.

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