What to do if grantor died before property is put in relative name?
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If the owner did not convey to you an interest in the property by deed, the property will now pass to beneficiaries or heirs, depending on whether the owner left behind estate planning instruments, or died without a will or trust. If the property is subject to the terms of a will or trust, those instruments will prevail, assuming that the property does not need to be sold in order to pay off the decedent's outstanding debts, taxes, or other obligations that survive death. If the owner died without a will or trust that governs the property, the laws of intestate succession become the default, in which case the owner's next-of-kin heirs automatically become vested in the property upon the owner's death (although the estate administrator can petition the Clerk for permission to sell if the estate is otherwise insolvent and unable to satisfy creditors' claims from other assets). Best wishes to you this fall.
Unfortunately, this means you do not own it. It will pass through that persons estate based on the rules of intestate succession if they did not have a will