Q: Our tenant passed away and left us with a house full of personal belongings. What are our legal obligations regarding all of this property? --Mary R. A: The tenant's personal belongings should be given only to someone with legal authority. Just who that person is depends on the size of your tenant's estate and whether he left a will or other estate planning document. Here are the options: The executor. People who write a will usually name an executor (sometimes called the personal representative). The executor gets the property. If the tenant left enough valuable property, the executor will have a probate court order showing his authority (sometimes called "letters testamentary"). If someone appears and says he or she is the executor, ask for the original court orde...
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