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My mother expired recently. My father had expired long ago.  My mother has left behind her property worth Rs.60 lakhs.  It is herself acquired property.  She has not made any will.  We are four brothers and two sisters, in all six.  One  brother and a sister died subsequent to the death of our mother.  The deceased brother and sister have one son each.  Since all are settled independently, we want to sell the property.  Please guide us who should join the execution of the sale deed?

- by Radha, Bangalore

Your father had predeceased your mother.  One sister and one brother have died subsequent to your mother’s death all the children of your mother, four sons and two daughters have equal share in the property of your mother.   Each is entitled to 1/6 of the share. Since one brother and one sister have also expired their share will pass on their children.

All the legal heirs, the surviving three brothers, one sister, sons of deceased brother and sister should join in the execution and admission of sale deed.

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These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.

QUESTIONS

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