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08-20-2013, 04:07 PM
Hi I own a house in South Spain along with my brother as our parents died. My brother lives in the property but i would like to sell it. Can I force him to sell or does he have to willingly sign documents?

08-21-2013, 03:43 PM

Yes, you can actually force him to sell the property, as you are not obliged to remain in joint ownership; however this involves a court action, as it will be a judge authorizing the sale of the house at Public auction. We always recommend to try and negotiate with your co-owner, as when a property is taken to an auction, both parties are at a loss, as the value at the auction of a house is dramatically dropped in most cases.

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