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My dads home was passed to his current wife and now both are

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my dads home was passed to his current wife and now both are dead. Her daughter got the property but does live in it. been vacant and trashed weed over roof. is there anything I can do to get possession of this property.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 11 months ago.

Have you contacted her and asked to buy it? Is there a mortgage on it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
she will not talk to anyone from our side
of the family and no there is not a mortgage.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
must leave now. will await your reply on e-mail.
Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 11 months ago.

If she is the owner of the property, it is hers to do with as she like. If you want the home, you could present to her, an offer in writing, to purchase it. Other then that, she is not forced to sell it or give it to you and if she allows it to fall into disrepair, she could lose it outright. In addition, the city will fine her and she will have to pay if it violates ordinances and code, depending on how it is kept.

Expert:  RealEstateAnswer replied 11 months ago.

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!