Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Property Tax Annotations
220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP
220.0262 Inheritance. Probate Code section 6144 contains what is referred to as a doctrine of equitable conversion, to the effect that if a will directs conversion of real property into money, the property and its proceeds are deemed personal property from the time of the testator's death. However, when an executor is authorized but not mandated to sell real property, there is no equitable conversion and a change of ownership occurs at the time of the testator's death and again at the time of a sale by the executor. C 6/4/1990.