Can an heir place a building on inherited property without the knowledge or consent of the other heirs?

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Can an heir place a building on inherited property without the knowledge or consent of the other heirs?

Asked on June 25, 2013 under Estate Planning, Mississippi

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends on if the heir who put the building on the land is the sole beneficiary and if he or she has rights to the land. Further, the language of the testemantory plan may be such that it allows for improvements without approval from others. Typically an owner can improve property but would have to compensate the other beneficiary owners of said property for any profit (say if a farm is created and produce sold or a business is done).


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