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Clare
Clare, Solicitor
Category: Property Law
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My mother passed away and l inherited a house. My brother

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My mother passed away and l inherited a house. My brother lived in the house but recently moved out. When my other brother gained access into house. He found alot of damge found. fire, water and alot of furniture and garbage left inside. What recorse do i have to have this damge paid for.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Clare replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for your question

My name is Clare

I shall do my best to help you but I need some further information first

When did you inherit the property and how long had your brother lived there?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Oct 2016, he has lived there about 10yrs
Expert:  Clare replied 5 months ago.

Did your mother live there?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No, we moved from that home 24yrs ago and moved to the US.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 months ago.

So he lives there alone all that time - but you have inherited the house - is that correct

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 months ago.

Was there any written tenancy agreement between your mother and your brother?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No there,was no tenancy agreement.
Expert:  Clare replied 5 months ago.

Then I am afraid that there is no action that you can take - you inherited the property as it was and with him living there.

He was under no requirement to clear the property - or leave it in good condition.

I am sorry that the news is not better - please ask if you need further details