Asked in Real Estate Law for Washington

Q: I am a tenant in common with my sister and I want to sell my interest in the land can I do that

We inherited the land for my father when he passed away live in Omak Washington and I just want to sell my part I don’t want to be involved with her at all anymore so can I just show my interest in the land

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Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo
Answered
  • Staten Island, NY

A: If you and your sister own real estate that you inherited from your father, and you own it together, presumably, as tenants in common, then you each own a percentage of the whole and not any particular allocable portion of the real estate. If you want to sell, and she is not cooperative, then your only option is to bring an action in petition to force the sale of the real estate.

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