how to find out who owns property when the owner passes on.?

need to know who to call when the owner who passed left no will or instructions to who the deed goes to in the event of his passing. who to call?

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  • Ti
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    His estate owns the property until the courts decides who gets the property.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    call the county tax records.

  • 2 years ago

    How long has it been? Be patient. The heirs will step up when they are over their grief and when they stop fighting over the assets left. Keep paying your rent, as usual. If you must contact the landlord for some reason, hire a lawyer. He will find out for you.

    Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience.
  • 2 years ago

    depends on who you are. if you are the tenant, you just try to pay rent the way you normally do. if you can't, you set it aside and wait for an heir to contact you.

    if you are a relative, you will need a lawyer and to go to probate court to straighten it out.

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  • 2 years ago

    Contact the county and ask.

  • B
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    call the county, they will ask for the tax id and look it up for you

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The probate court appoints an administrator and the administrator ( if they don't know how to research) will appoint a family historian to research and find the deceased persons next of kin

  • 2 years ago

    Their next of kin (child, spouse, etc)

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    You would need to find out who had been named as the administrator of the estate. They would have filed papers with the Surrogate Court in the county the deceased resided in. The estate owns the property until the state determines who the proper heirs are. If there are no heirs, the property goes to the state.

  • 2 years ago

    When there is no will then nobody automatically owns it. The property has to go through probate. If you are a tenant then set aside the rent until ownership is finalized. You WILL still owe that money to someone.

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