Escheat in Real Estate: Definition & Process


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Which example below best describes escheat?

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1. If an heir comes forward to claim property after the state has taken ownership, the heir _____.

2. When an individual dies intestate this means that _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does escheat mean in regards to real estate? Find out how much you know about this process and the meaning of 'intestate' by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to assess your understanding of:

  • Timeline for the escheat process
  • An example of an individual dying 'intestate' from a given list
  • The meaning of 'intestate'
  • Example of escheat

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what an heir can do if they try to take ownership of a property that already has ownership
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on escheatment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of escheat and intestate

Additional Learning

Keep on reviewing this process by using the lesson called Escheat in Real Estate: Definition & Process. Going through this lesson helps you learn more about:

  • Sample scenario involving a person dying intestate
  • Leaving room for the possibility of long-lost relatives
  • Other types of property that may be impacted by escheat in addition to real property