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Did both their wills specifically state that they were leaving you all their assets, including their "residuary estate"?
Who is telling you that it can't be used without your brother's consent?
Ok, just a couple minutes while I research this..
Ok, from what I am seeing about burial plots and crypts, they are an odd kind of animal because a burial lot not specifically devised does not pass under a general or residuary devise, absent a statute stating to the contrary. It passes to the heirs at law of the testator as if the testator had died intestate. That means that you and brother inherit the crypts by default unless they were specifically mentioned in the will.
Even if the will does mention it specifically, if the result would be the disruption of the character of the lot as a family burial plot, the lot is not deemed to pass by will.
So unfortunately, they are correct and you would have to work something out with brother to get him to transfer his rights to you in writing or sign off on any transfer paperwork to transfer the crypts to you solely. You may have to end up buying him out if he is not willing to do so for free.