What is thetimeframe for changing the title to an inherited house?

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What is thetimeframe for changing the title to an inherited house?

My father pasted away intestate 3 years ago. I was named administrator of the estate. His house has no mortgage or liens. Per advice I received, I have not had the deed changed to my name. Is there certain time in which this has to be done by or can it be done when I sell the house?

Asked on March 10, 2011 under Estate Planning, Indiana

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  The advice was probably geared toward the accounting and tax ramifications to you personally rather than the estate, correct?  I would double check this information with an attorney in your area but it does not appear that you have a time frame to close an estate, which is what I was looking at, although you probably have to file estate tax returns within a certain time, which in and of itself is a time frame so to speak.  But in answer to your question no, you can transfer the property from the estate proceeding directly to the purchaser when you sell it.  The deed is known as an "executor's deed" even though you are an administrator of the estate and not technically appointed via a Will.  You possess the same legal power to transfer.  Good luck.


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