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Who can put a lien on a house?

Question Details: My mother passed and left her house to 5 kids. There was a mortgage left so my brother made payments for the past 5 years. The house caught fire and the insurance paid off the mortgage. Now my sisters want to sell the house cheap. Can my brother put a lien on the house for the money he spent on the mortgage? There was no written agreement from the 5 kids to allow him to make the payments but we all verbally agreed.

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