Nashville, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: What can i do to get my 70 year old brother to move out of my house that was basically left to me when she passed in '21

The Will stated that I could live in the house as long as I desire but if I sell the house the money I get would be divided 4 ways between me and my 3 siblings. At the time the will was written my brother was off the grid. He came back 3 years later, My mom being elderly could not bring herself to kick him out. I watched him verbally and emotionally abuse her. She would not do anything or allow me to do anything. He is an alcohol abuser as well as anything else he can get hold of. He gives me $400 per month to help with house bills. Is there anything I can do? Who can help me??

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: An agreed sale and deed are probably your only option besides hiring an attorney to prosecute an action for a Sale for Partition. There the Heirs At Law will split the net proceeds of the Sale. You cannot file a Detainer Warrant against another Tennant In Common.

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