2019 Indiana Code
Title 30. Trusts and Fiduciaries
Article 5. Powers of Attorney
Chapter 5. Powers
30-5-5-2. Real property transactions
Sec. 2. (a) Language conferring general authority with respect to real property transactions means the principal authorizes the attorney in fact to do the following:
(1) Accept as a gift or as security for a loan, to reject, demand, buy, lease, receive, or otherwise acquire either ownership or possession of an estate or interest in real property.
(2) Sell, exchange, convey with or without covenants, quitclaim, release, surrender, mortgage, encumber, partition or consent to partitioning, plat or consent to platting, lease, sublet, or otherwise dispose of an estate or interest in real property.
(3) Release in whole or in part, assign in whole or in part, satisfy in whole or in part, and enforce by action or proceeding, a mortgage, an encumbrance, a lien, or other claim to real property that exists or is claimed to exist in favor of the principal.
(4) Perform acts of management or conservation with respect to an estate or interest in real property owned or claimed to be owned by the principal, including the power to do the following:
(A) Insure against casualty, liability, or loss.
(B) Obtain, regain, or protect possession of the estate or interest by action or proceeding.
(C) Pay, compromise, or contest taxes and assessments.
(D) Apply for and receive refunds for taxes and assessments.
(E) Purchase supplies and hire assistance or labor.
(F) Make repairs or alterations in the structures or lands.
(5) Use, develop, modify, alter, replace, remove, erect, or install structures or other improvements upon real property in which the principal has or claims to have an interest.
(6) Demand, receive, or obtain by action or proceeding money or other things of value to which the principal is, may become, or may claim to be entitled to as the proceeds of an interest in real property or of one (1) or more transactions under this section, conserve, invest, disburse, or use any proceeds received for purposes authorized under this section, and reimburse the attorney in fact for expenditures properly made by the attorney in fact.
(7) Participate in a reorganization with respect to real property, receive and hold shares of stocks or instruments of similar character received under a plan of reorganization, and act with respect to the shares, including the power to do the following:
(A) Sell or otherwise dispose of the shares.
(B) Exercise or sell options.
(C) Convert the shares.
(D) Vote on the shares in person or by the granting of a proxy.
(8) Agree and contract in any manner and on any terms with a person for the accomplishment of any purpose under this section and perform, rescind, reform, release, or modify an agreement or a contract made by or on behalf of the principal.
(9) Execute, acknowledge, seal, and deliver a deed, revocation, mortgage, lease, notice, check, or other instrument that the attorney in fact considers useful for the accomplishment of a purpose under this section.
(10) Prosecute, defend, submit to arbitration, settle, and propose or accept a compromise with respect to a claim existing in favor of or against the principal based on or involving a real property transaction, and intervene in an action or proceeding relating to a claim.
(11) Hire, discharge, and compensate an attorney, accountant, expert witness, or other assistant when the attorney in fact considers the action to be desirable for the proper execution of a power under this section or for the keeping of necessary records.
(12) Perform acts relating to land use and zoning concerning property in which the principal has an ownership interest.
(13) Perform any other act with respect to an estate or interest in property.
(b) The powers described in this section are exercisable equally with respect to an interest in an estate or real property owned by the principal at the time of the giving of the power of attorney or acquired after that time, whether located in Indiana or in another jurisdiction.
As added by P.L.149-1991, SEC.2.