Land transfer, previous owner did not completely sign off, everybody is deceased. What can we do to transfer title with past interest still on deed?
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You will need a probate of the estate. Call me should you need a referral.
The answer is very dependent on the facts, which you didn't detail. If there was a common family scheme, the failure of a few holders of a small share to sign off might not be dispositive. Especially is this true if the people who did not sign off received, in exchange, a larger share of the personal property. Another potential angle is adverse possession. How long have the present "owners" been in uncontested possession of the property? et c.
Talk to a lawyer. Let him or her have all the facts. Then we can figure out what to do. Probate is not needed if you don't have wills, but the administration, or re-administration, of the estates (how many people are in the family tree?) could be a nightmare.
Oh. Call a title company and work with them.