Lisbon, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: If five family members own a house and five acres, and four members want to sell, can it still be sold?

Five siblings own five acres and a two story farmhouse in northeast Ohio and four of the family members no longer to rent the property but they want to sell. Can this property be sold if one family member refuses to sell? Can the four members still sell it all and give the disagreeable member their share of the sale?

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Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell

A: Yes. Since more than one owner wants to sell, there will be a judicial partition action to force the fifth to sell or buy out the other four. You should contact an attorney to see how to go about this.

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