2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 29. Probate
ARTICLE 1. PROBATE CODE
CHAPTER 15. Sales, Mortgages, Leases, Exchanges─Personal and Real Property
29-1-15-11. Petition; sale, mortgage, or lease of real property; order of court
Sec. 11. A personal representative may file a petition to sell, mortgage or lease any real property belonging to the estate. The petition shall set forth the reasons for the application and describe the property involved. He may apply for different authority as to separate parts of the property; or he may apply in the alternative for authority to sell, mortgage or lease. Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall fix the time and place for the hearing thereof. Notice of the hearing, unless waived, shall be given to all heirs and lienholders, except holders of liens created by said heirs, whose liens are to be extinguished or transferred to the proceeds of said sale in case of intestacy and to all devisees and lienholders, except holders of liens created by said devisees, whose liens are to be extinguished or transferred to the proceeds of said sale in case of testacy, and the notice shall state briefly the nature of the application and shall be given as provided IC 1971, 29-1-1-12. However, as to any real property valued at not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) exclusive of any liens the court may, in its discretion, hear and act upon the petition without notice to heirs or devisees. At the hearing and upon satisfactory proofs, the court may order the sale, mortgage or lease of the property described or any part thereof. When a claim secured by a mortgage on real property is, under the provisions of this probate code, payable at the time of distribution of the estate or prior thereto, the court with the consent of the mortgagee may, nevertheless, order the sale of the real property subject to the mortgage, but such consent shall release the estate should a deficiency later appear.
Formerly: Acts 1953, c.112, s.1511; Acts 1955, c.258, s.6; Acts 1961, c.15, s.1; Acts 1975, P.L.288, SEC.29.