Code of Alabama - Title 43: Wills and Decedents' Estates - Section 43-2-844 - Transactions authorized for personal representatives; prior court approval

Section 43-2-844 - Transactions authorized for personal representatives; prior court approval.

Unless expressly authorized by the will, a personal representative, only after prior approval of court, may:

(1) Acquire or dispose of an asset, including land in this or another state, for cash or on credit, at public or private sale; and manage, develop, improve, exchange, partition, change the character of, or abandon an estate asset.

(2) Make ordinary or extraordinary repairs or alterations in buildings or other structures, demolish any improvements, or raze existing or erect new party walls or buildings.

(3) Subdivide, develop, or dedicate land to public use; make or obtain the vacation of plats and adjust boundaries; adjust differences in valuation on exchange or partition by giving or receiving considerations; or dedicate easements to public use without consideration.

(4) Enter for any purpose into a lease as lessor or lessee, with or without option to purchase or renew, for a term of more than one year.

(5) Enter into a lease or arrangement for exploration and removal of minerals or other natural resources or enter into a pooling or unitization agreement.

(6) Sell, mortgage, or lease any real or personal property of the estate or any interest therein for cash, credit, or for part cash and part credit, and with or without security for any unpaid balance.

(7) Pay compensation of the personal representative.

(Acts 1993, No. 93-722, p. 1411, §15.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021