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Good afternoon. Your uncle doesn't get to make up all the rules here. You have as much right to the house as your uncle and if his daughter is going to live there, she needs to pay you 1/2 of the fair market rental value. Otherwise, she needs to move and allow it to be rented to a third party. You can file a claim against him for the recovery of this value. But, your ultimate trump card here is if he is not offering what you consider fair market value for your interest is to file a suit for partition....the court will order the house sold and the proceeds will then be divided between you and your brother and your uncle.
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