Maine Personal Representative Deed of Sale Intestate

Personal Representative Deed of Sale Intestate for Real Estate Located in Maine

The personal representative's (PR) deed of sale for an intestate estate, under 33 M.R.S. 775-3-C, is a fiduciary instrument used to convey real property from an estate to a grantee (purchaser) pursuant to an order for sale. The PR deed conveys interest without any implied covenants of title (33 M.R.S. 771).

A personal representative of an intestate estate is someone selected by the probate court to administer the decedent's estate when the decedent dies without a will.

The PR must give notice of the sale ten at least (10) days ahead of the sale. In addition to meeting the standard content requirements for real estate conveyancing documents, PR deeds must reference information regarding the relevant probate case. Deeds are subject to transfer taxes in Maine, and require a real estate transfer tax form, unless a valid exemption is noted on the deed. File the deed at the appropriate county's Register of Deeds.

Consult a lawyer with questions about Maine personal representative's deeds or with other inquiries related the probate process.

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