The situation is straightforward. Your father’s wishes are not in a will and although you may not want to ignore them, they can be ignored.
If you can’t agree with your brother as to what happens to the house, then it gets sold and the proceeds divided. As simple as that.
You cannot rent it out without your brother’s consent.
Your brother cannot leave it empty without your consent.
It is unreasonable of your brother to expect you to be hanging around at his convenience and if he wants the property to be there waiting for him, he’s going to have to pay you 50% of the market rent per annum. It would be cheaper for him to stay in a posh hotel. He doesn’t pay the other half of the market rent because obviously, that is his share of the property
If you can’t come to a meeting of minds, then your remedy is to apply to court for an order to sell the house. He would be ill-advised to defend that because he would lose and usually the court costs would be awarded against him and in your favour.
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