How can I take ownership of my home?
When my grandmother passed away my grandfather put their property House and land in all 4 of their kids names. Many many years ago.Including my fathers. Each child got a quarter. When my father pasted I got his quarter and when my uncle passed I got his quarter. I now own half of the house and land. I have lived in the home and paid all bills including the land taxes. I do all the up keep and maintenance on the property for the last 7 years. Before that my grandfather always paid for everything. They have never paid for anything on are for this house and land. Yet they have claimed the land taxes for all these years even since I have moved in and been paying it..Now the other 2 kids is wanting to sell.. not to mention my grandfather lives in the home with me that I alone care for he has dementia. How can I stop this??? What is my rights?? I live in Georgia.
2 attorney answers
How did your grandfather put the property in the kids names? Did you ever pay rent to the other owners for the half they own? Did you ever complain when they were taking a deduction for taxes you were paying? How do you know they took a deduction? You may have to buy them out of their interest but a lawyer should review the conveyance documents. It is possible your grandfather kept a life estate in the property. The other 2 kids cannot sell the property without your consent.
As I just stated on your other post with the same question, contact the Georgia Heirs Property Law Center as soon as you can. They can help you figure out your options.
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