Listing Property Where One Owner is Deceased
Q – Can this deal complete with the title as is providing she supplies the lawyer with a death certificate? Or does the title need to be changed prior to completion?
A – In theory the deceased owner's interest has passed, on death, to the surviving joint tenant, so only Mrs. Client should be on the listing agreement.
Title can be transferred to the survivor by the filing of the death certificate at any time up to and including completion. However it is a good idea to have it taken care of in advance.