So I have received several calls about this very issue. It doesn't just happen in Philadelphia, it happens EVERYWHERE! I see this especially when the parents pass and there is only 1 child. They usually think the house and everything AUTOMATICALLY belongs to them. That's partially true, but you need to go through the legal process to make this official!!! If you miss this step when they pass it will only be more difficult and costly later to correct it! Don't wait! Contact me if you need further direction to assist you!
If you live in a home that you treat as your own but your name is not on the deed, you may have a tangled title. Find out what to do here.