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Clare
Clare, Solicitor
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My mum and Dad left their house to us three sisters and our

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My mum and Dad left their house to us three sisters and our brother 17 yrs ago in a gift covenant Our brother died three yrs ago so his share went to his wife who does not get on with us sisters and now I want to buy them out and buy my parents house as I was born here and love it dearly. Has my sister in law any right to stop me from buying them out? Or does she have to take her share? ( the house is £180000 ao she will get £45000. Both my sisters want me to be able to buy the house.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
Who is living at the property at the moment?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am living at the property since 18 months
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Just to check - you are all registered as owners of the property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The registered owners ar me and my two sisters my sister in law inherited my brothers share but her name was never on the gift deed, only me my sisters and brother
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Have you actually started the process to purchase the property?
Clare
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not yet. Am waiting for the sale of my house to gobthrough then I hope to start to buy it Hopefully by September
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Once you are in a position t go ahead if your sister in law wont agree (and money talks) then you and your sisters can apply to the courts for an Order for the Sale of the Property - and provided you are offering the going rate then your sister in law will not be able to prevent it
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The going rate for the house is £200000 but it has a lot of work to do on it and I can only affoard the £180000. My two sisters have agreed with this price. Has my sister in law any ways to make me give her more?
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
HI
Yes I am afraid that she can insist that it is sold at the market rate - unless your sisters are willing to agree to her having her full share of the actual value
Clare