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§ 20-17. Completion of contract to convey or lease real estate. Upon petition of a representative of a decedent's or ward's estate or other interested person, the court, without notice or upon such notice as it orders, may direct the representative to perform a contract of the decedent or ward, which was legally subsisting at the time of his death or adjudication, to convey real estate or interest therein and to execute a deed, lease or other instrument in fulfillment thereof. The petition must show the description of the real estate and the facts upon which the right to a conveyance or lease is based. The court may authorize the representative to waive a default or to compound or compromise any balance due upon such terms as the court orders. If the contract requires the giving of warranties, the instrument to be given by the representative shall contain the warranties required and they shall bind the estate as though made by the decedent or ward but shall not bind the representative personally.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Illinois Statutes Chapter 755. Estates § 5/20-17. Completion of contract to convey or lease real estate - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-755-estates/il-st-sect-755-5-20-17/
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