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Hi Cheryl. Your agreement does not end with the death of the owners; rather it survives and follows the property and the estate. If the heirs do not honor the contract willingly, then file suit to quiet title and for breach of contract against the estates of the owners and the heirs. The court will then uphold your agreement and if you have made the last payment, order the title to the property transferred to you. The property is an asset of the estate and subject to your agreement. As part of your suit, you will want to file a lis pendens (fancy legal term for lien in this situation) against the property to prevent them from selling it to anyone else while your suit is adjudicated.
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