2020 Delaware Code
Title 12 - Decedents' Estates and Fiduciary Relations
Chapter 27. Sale of Lands by Executors and Administrators
§ 2708 Return of sale; deed.

Universal Citation: 12 DE Code § 2708. (2020)
§ 2708. Return of sale; deed.

(a) An executor or administrator shall return the proceedings to any adjourned or regular term of the Court of Chancery after the making or renewing of an order of sale; and if the return is approved, the executor or administrator shall make a deed to the purchaser for the premises sold.

(b) If an order is made to several executors or administrators, upon the death of any, it shall survive.

(c) A successor administrator may return a sale made by a former executor or administrator and make a deed to the purchaser, if the Court of Chancery approves the sale and orders the successor to make a deed. The successor may, under order of the Court, make a deed pursuant to a sale returned by such former executor or administrator and duly approved.

(d) A deed may also be made, by order of the Court of Chancery, to the heirs or to the assigns of a deceased purchaser.

(e) The Court of Chancery shall not order a deed to be made in any case, unless the purchase money is first paid.

Code 1915, § 3425;  Code 1935, § 3885;  12 Del. C. 1953, § 2713;  57 Del. Laws, c. 402, § 3;  59 Del. Laws, c. 384, § 1;  70 Del Laws, c. 186,, § 1; 
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