Deeds and Ownership

What can you do if heirs can not be found to sign off on warranty deed?

Answer

Wiki User
02/17/2011

That is a serious legal situation. A decedent's estate that has real property must be probated in order for title to the real estate to pass to the heirs legally. If there are heirs that cannot be located the administrator or executor of the estate can petition the court for a license to sell the real estate. It can then be sold during the probate proceeding. You need to consult with the attorney who is handling the estate or hire an attorney to handle the estate if a probate has not been filed.