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My brother died in 2010, part of s estate is the home s ex

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My brother died in 2010, part of his estate is the home his ex lives in. She does not pay taxes and is not well, But I who inherited his estate (small) am being charged for her heating oil. Can she be forced to sell?? I would not bother but do not want tax leins?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 10 months ago.

If taxes will NOT be paid - taxing authorities will put a lien on the property.
That is something you want to avoid.
If you are the ONLY owner of that inherited property - you are the one who decide to sell and do not need her to be agreed.

Expert:  Lev replied 10 months ago.

You might want to find a different place for her before selling, but if that is not possible you may sell the property with her living there - and the new owner will deal with her. However - that will affect the selling price.

If she is on the title as co-owner - you would not be able to sell the property without being in agreement.

In this case you would need to negotiate or if that doesn't held - you would sue her forcing to sell. Then - you might need an attorney.

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