The real property and personal property comprised in the inventory required by section 2115.02 of the Revised Code, unless an appraisement of that real property or personal property has been dispensed with by an order of the probate court, shall be appraised by one suitable disinterested person appointed by the executor or administrator, subject to the approval of the court and sworn to a faithful discharge of the trust. The executor or administrator, subject to the approval of the court, may appoint separate appraisers of property located in any other county and appoint separate appraisers for each asset.
In lieu of the appointment of an appraiser for real property, the executor or administrator may accept the valuation of the real property by the county auditor.
If appraisers fail to attend to the performance of their duty, the executor or administrator, subject to the approval of the probate judge, may appoint others to supply the place of the delinquent appraisers.
Each appraiser shall be paid an amount for the appraiser's services that is determined by the executor or administrator, subject to the approval of the probate judge, taking into consideration the appraiser's training, qualifications, experience, time reasonably required, and the value of the property appraised. The amount of the fees may be charged against the estate as part of the cost of the proceeding.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52, SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.
Effective Date: 05-26-1976