A 17 year old was deeded land by her grandmother, can the minor sell the land in alabama?

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A 17 year old was deeded land by her grandmother, can the minor sell the land in alabama?

Land was deeded to the child when she was only 10. Now the
grandmother has passed. The minor wants to sell the land for
college money.

Asked on March 16, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Alabama

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A minor cannot enter into a contract and cannot sell the land.  She will need an adult ( preferably a parent or guardian) to sell the land for her and give her the proceeds for her college expenses.
If she can wait until she is 18, she will then be an adult and can sell the land herself.


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