2013 ORS 114.325¹
Power to sell, mortgage, lease and deal with property

(1) A personal representative has power to sell, mortgage, lease or otherwise deal with property of the estate without notice, hearing or court order.

(2) Exercise of the power of sale by the personal representative is improper, except after notice, hearing and order of the court, if:

(a) The sale is in contravention of the provisions of the will; or

(b) The property is specifically devised and the will does not authorize its sale; or

(c) A bond of the personal representative has been required and filed, the sale price of the property to be sold exceeds $5,000 and the bond of the personal representative has not been increased by the amount of cash to be realized on the sale, unless the court has directed otherwise. [1969 c.591 §129]

Notes of Decisions

Where ORS 30.070 (Settlement) grants per­sonal representative full power to settle wrongful death claim with approval of probate court and does not require notice to beneficiaries or grant them right to intervene in pro­ceed­ing to approve settle­ment but only to be heard as matter of right re­gard­ing alloca­tion of proceeds, if per­sonal representative breached fiduciary duty, beneficiaries have remedy under ORS 114.395 (Improper exercise of power) and 114.405 (Personal liability of personal representative). Hughes v. White, 41 Or App 439, 599 P2d 1147 (1979), affd 289 Or 13, 609 P2d 365 (1980)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 114—Administration of Estates Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­2013ors114.­html (2013) (last ac­cessed Apr. 27, 2014).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2013, Chapter 114, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­2013ano114.­html (2013) (last ac­cessed Apr. 27, 2014).
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