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Was there an agreement/understanding that your brother would be eneitled to remain in the property itself once your parents had died?
Okay. Then in that case, if you can no longer have a sensible conversation about this important issue, you might have no choice but to get somebody else to relay the right messages, or do so yourself in writing. He needs to understand that you both have an entitlement, not just him. It's worth a letter, from you, saying these things and inviting him to chat them through with you, but if that's not possible, you need to draw a line under this somehow, even though that might be uncomfortable.
You can apply to the Court using what is known as a Part 8 Claim, seeking an order for sale of the property. This would then result in the property being sold, and the proceeds of sale split between you.
It's a claim under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
It should be pretty straight-forward.
There is some useful information about this type of claim here: http://www.slatergordon.co.uk/media/2347003/land-disputes-a-guide-to-procedure.pdf
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