If I could get my brother to agree to selling his share to me for £1 . The house would be in my name. I would sign an agreement to fix up the house at my expence and give him half the money after the sale or half the market retail value. There would be a time limit to fix house. He would also agree to not live there, or ever come back, or have any rights overs or claim the house or anything else except to have half the money of the sale (or market value) after the time period. Also how ever I have fixed the house, he excepts it. Would this be an idea that would work ? Do I need to specify anything else to make it work ? I don't want it in litigation.