Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

Removing Sister from a joint ownership property?

10:13 AM, 27th April 2021, About 2 months ago 65

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Hi Guys – My sister and I were left our mothers house several months ago and my sister is refusing to sell the house or pay the utility bills and is living in the house by her own choice and without my permission.

I am now receiving threatening letters from the gas and electricity company over non payment as they have been put into my name.

I’ve read a couple of articles about landlords rights as with regards to disconnecting supplies and having their hands tied. As I am receiving no rent and there is no tenancy agreement, then can I request to have the gas and electricity supply cut off?

Thanks
Harry



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by Harry Trump

9:07 AM, 29th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Crossed_Swords at 29/04/2021 - 01:23
Yes.

by Harry Trump

9:23 AM, 29th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Silver Flier at 29/04/2021 - 09:04
Thank you for the links, but you’re not a squatter or a tenant in agreement if you own part of the property. Solicitors are not an option, that’s the reason why I put this post up, as I’m looking for a legally correct way out of this. I am trying to take the moat bridge is drawn up, so starve them out approach...

by Silver Flier

9:43 AM, 29th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Harry Trump at 29/04/2021 - 09:23
If the house is still in your mother's name then she is not part-owner, and if she doesn't have your mother's permission to live there, then it seems to me she's a squatter. Might be worth looking into further.

by MargaretM

11:43 AM, 29th April 2021, About a month ago

Why is a solicitor not an option? You could charge the costs to the estate so your sister pays half at least. As regards the utilities who put them in your name? They should be in join names if anything or still in your mother's name in which case it all comes out of the estate in due course.
What is your sister's justification for her actions? what does she hope to achieve?

by Harry Trump

11:53 AM, 29th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by MargaretM at 29/04/2021 - 11:43
A solicitor could prove cost prohibitive as costs come of the estate ultimately. The utility company for the gas and electric put the bills in my name after I complained to the energy ombudsman which is currently still ongoing. Her justification is that she owns half of the house and whilst she is bill free and rent-free there is no incentive to move. She may also be hoping that I do myself in due to my mental health deterioration after living through hell over the last five years...

by MargaretM

12:06 PM, 29th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Harry Trump at 29/04/2021 - 11:53Oh dear! not a nice sister. I think though that if you want to shift her out legally you're going to have to get advice and help.
Good luck.

by Silver Flier

8:02 AM, 30th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Harry Trump at 29/04/2021 - 11:53
I think you need a better understanding of the legal position. Someone earlier suggested trying to get free legal advice. You can also get low-cost basic legal advice on-line, though it needs patience. For example: https://www.justanswer.co.uk/sip/property-law
You might want to see which solicitors are on-line at different times of the day and address your question to the one you think most appropriate.

by MargaretM

8:19 AM, 30th April 2021, About a month ago

You didn't say in your first post but you have now said about 'living through hell for the last five years'. Is that when this all started?

by Harry Trump

8:22 AM, 30th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by MargaretM at 30/04/2021 - 08:19
Several months as said in my first post Margaret.

by Harry Trump

13:38 PM, 30th April 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Silver Flier at 30/04/2021 - 08:02
I’ve had free legal advice and they have advised going through a solicitor and filing a Section 50. The costs could exceed the value of the house and so a solicitor may not be cost effective...


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