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How to deal with a will inheritor living in and refusing to sell property?

1 Answers. Asked on May 17th, 2017 on Trusts and Estates - Pennsylvania
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Who: Inheritor entitled to half of a property What: Willed property to be split between two inheritors When: Owner of the property died several years ago and the co-inheritor has lived in the property since then, with no intentions of moving out and selling the property How: Do I force the inheritor to vacate the property and cooperate with sale procedures? The inheritor is not capable of buying me out of my portion of the property. Additionally: The inheritor currently residing the property intends to "charge" me a "living fee" for her time spend living the house when she inevitably must cooperate in the sale of the property. This is not included in any will or binding agreement.
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Answered on May 17th, 2017 at 12:48 PM

You can file a partition action to ask the court to force a sale of the property.  Then the proceeds will be divided equitably between the two of you. 

I recommend that you seek out a local attorney for a more in depth discussion of the matter. I do not recommend that you take any action steps without such a consult. Act quickly because by waiting, you may lose certain rights and remedies available to you.

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