Two of three owners wants to sell their land,they own jointly. Can they without the third? How is that handled

Each has 1/3 ownership in 200 acres. Acquired through an estate. Can this be handled without hiring an attorney (for the purpose of listing only).
In Selling Property - Asked by Susan M. - Sep 6, 2009
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Paul S.
Broker/Agent
Glendora, CA

You really need to consult an attorney in the State where the property is located. A prudent listing agent will need to know that there is an ability to sell from all the owners. There may be legal ways to move forward with a sale. Check with an attorney that specializes in real estate.

Sep 8, 2009
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Paul S.
Broker/Agent
Glendora, CA

Probably not, but maybe? You really need advice from an attorney. As a general rule you need all the parties that are on title to sell. There may be legal ways to force a sale or maybe a partial sale? Check with a real estate attorney.

Sep 8, 2009
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Gregory G.
Broker/Agent
San Francisco, CA

With an attorney.
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Oct 23, 2009
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Louis W.
Broker/Agent
Needham, MA

Typically not especially if they inherited through an estate. You would either need an attorney, or review the will and deed to see if there is any language in how the ownership is to handle matters.
I would not waste your time unless you can get all 3 on board.

Nov 1, 2009
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Chris S.
Broker/Agent
Coeur D'alene, ID

You need an attorney.
The law is different on this matter from state to state. Here I always remember the rule ... one to buy two to sell which means either a husband or wife can buy, but both have to sell. The same can be said for LLC, Corps, and Estates.
I WOULD NOT list the property unless you are sure that you have the right to sell it. The estate paperwork itself might spell out options on how to handle this?

Jan 22, 2010
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