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1. Dear *****, if the house is now jointly owned, then there is no rent to be paid as one co-owner cannot prevent the other co-owner from living in property jointly owned. So, whilst you should set a market based valuation for the sale of the house, you should firmly but politely decline your brother's insistence that you pay rent whilst you await a sale of the house. In law, he can move in and live there too. It is only if the house is not jointly owned that there is rent payable. If your father in his will left the house jointly to yourself and your brother, you can both live there without paying rent to the other. However, one party can force a sale. So I regret to say you won't be able to prevent your brother seeking a sale. However, he will not be able to set the price. The price must be at a market valuation.
2. However, you should give your brother's aggression and nasty emails a deaf ear. He has no basis for sending you these. Please also inform the solicitor to desist from forwarding them to you. This is totally uncalled for.
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My name is ***** ***** I have been a solicitor for more than 30 years.
i am afraid that my colleague is on correct and your brother is entitled to ask to be credited for Occupational Rent (half of the going market rent) given that you remain in the property.
However of course if he wants that then he needs to give you "quiet enjoyment" of your home - so whilst he is legally entitled to a key if he wants the occupational rent then he should accept that he should not have one
There is no basis on which he can ask for the bank statements - BUT if there is no reason not to show him then I would do so