Beaufort News

Free seminar to be held about heirs' property

The Center for Heirs' Property Preservation will hold a free seminar Tuesday at Penn Center on St. Helena Island.

The event from 6 to 8 p.m. is hosted by Penn Center and sponsored by the LowCountry Landowners Association.

For the past five years, the heirs' property center has provided educational and legal services to heirs' property owners to help them understand their rights, resolve conflicts, reach a family agreement and obtain clear title to keep their land, according to a center news release.

Heirs' property is land that has been passed down through the generations without the benefit of a last will and testament. As a result, there is no clear title to the property, so all of the heirs own the family land "in common." With the increase in coastal development, this kind of ownership puts the land at high risk of being partitioned and lost forever, the release said.

To register: Call Penn Center at 843-838-2432, York Glover at the Clemson Extension Service at 843-255-6060 or Jackie Wilson at the heirs' property center at 866-657-2676.