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If some owners want to sell the house but the majority do not want to do so, the owners who want to sell can sue in court to either force the remaining heirs to buy out their share of ownership or force a sale of the property through the court. So, if the two heirs want to sell, to keep the house and avoid a court battle, the remaining 3 heirs would have to come up with some payment to the two members to buy out their ownership interests and obtain a quit claim deed from those owners to remove them from the deed. If you cannot or do not buy them out they can sue in court to force a judicial sale if they choose to pursue legal remedies.
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