can we live on the land ?

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  • #4168

    Bessie
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    Grandparent died . Land given to children but not actually divided. Heir wants to live on property. Everyone agrees to give property to heir that wants to live there. Can they individually sign notarized paper giving their share to one individual even though property hasn’t been divided into individual lots. Everyone wants to give the property to this one heir.
    If that is not possible can everyone agree to give her executorship. Then can she have everyone sign property over to her or at least be able to live there so electricity and water can be turned on to the property. There is no running water or electricity at this tine.
    What has to be done for her to be able to live on property and have utilities installed and turned on.

  • #4178

    Lex
    Keymaster

    Was there a succession? Was land “given” prior to his death? If not, the title to the land would be uncertain and nobody would have any legal right to give a portion or all of it away.

  • #4185

    Bessie
    Participant

    William had succession,. Giving property to his children . Each child received a certain peice of land in their name. One child was already deceased at time. Deceased child Nelson, had succession done same time as his Dad,William. Nelson’s eight children received Nelson’s share of land indivision.
    At present time one of Nelson’s grandchildren desires to live on land. Everyone involved in the land desires to give their share to the granddaughter. Can they express their desire to give their inherited portion to this grandchild. Three of the eight of Nelson’s children are now deceased. Still all involved desire this grandchild to own the land since she lives in area and others are far away. Can all the person’s named as owners give their share to this grandchild. What about three who died ? Can their children give their share to this individual family member who desires to live there ? Thank you Sir.

  • #4187

    Lex
    Keymaster

    Certainly all living heirs can do a simple act of donation of their interest in the land to the granddaughter. However, she isn’t going to have clear title until successions are done on the deceased owners’ shares so that someone has authority to also donate or sell those portions to the granddaughter.

  • #4200

    Bessie
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply. Concerning the needed successions, if the person was not wealthy and his estate was worth less than the amount La. state requires for a succession, does a succession still need to be done or can they individually sign their share over to the granddaughter stating that the estate is not required to have succession according to La. law ? If they do need a succession regardless of law., can it be done just on behalf of that piece of property and can it be done jointly among the 3 families of the deceased heirs. We are looking to save money because the granddaughter is thinking she will be responsible to pay for all this. Thank you so much for your time.

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