Can I Transfer Mortgaged
Property In a Will?
What if you have a home or piece of property that you want
to convey to someone in a will, but it is subject to a mortgage? Under Washington law, you may transfer real
or personal property that is encumbered by a mortgage, however the person who
inherits it will take the property subject to the mortgage. Another option is to provide in your will
that the mortgage be paid, so that the person inheriting the property will take
it free and clear of the mortgage.