Merrimack, NH asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire

Q: Is a License to Sell real estate of a deceased person necessary when someone has power of attorney for the deceased?

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Alexandra Brewer
Alexandra Brewer
  • Manchester, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: First, not all power of attorney agreement will include the authority to sell property. Often if it does, it is applicable only while the donor is alive unless there was some sort of transfer of that right. Second, whether or not the property has already been transferred or disposed of would be an important fact here as well as how the property was owned. Without more information I cannot specifically answer that question. I recommend that you consult a real estate or probate attorney. If you need assistance finding one, please feel free to reach out to me directly. Good luck!

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