Q: I’ve been granted Administratrix of my mother’s estate. What do I do about her townhome?
I was granted administratrix of my mother’s estate this past September. She didn’t own a home but she lived in a townhome that is a co-op (she partially owned it) so she paid a certain amount down to move in & if she decided to sell it back to the complex, they’d give her her money back. Well, my brother now lives there. Our Aunt went down & had the townhome put in his name after our mom died & before anyone was appointed over her estate. They didn’t ask for her death certificate or proof of administratrix. So, I technically own it but through the complex, he owns it. My other siblings & I want him to have the townhome. Do I have to sell it to him for the amount my mom paid on it? Or can I just sign it over to him? Her estate is close to being closed & I’m not sure how to go about her townhome when it’s already signed over to my brother & he’s been living in it since August.. but the complex didn’t have permission to do so.
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