What to do if my sibling signed a purchase and sale agreement as one of the sellers but won't leave the home so that the buyer can make repairs?
Question Details: My 2 siblings and I are selling a home that we inherited; we are all now on the title. However 1 sibling has been "squatting" in it. We found a buyer to buy "as is". However, the buyer needs to do improvements in order to qualify for a loan. The sibling who is living in the house told he would get to stay in hotel for few days during improvements. We all 3 signed RPA. Now sibling said he won't get out and doesn't want to let workers in? So 2 of 3 siblings want to sell and want to let carpet and window repair team in the house. What can we do?
He can't legally keep workers out: if he tries to, you can go to country court and get a court order requiring him to let them in. You would be best advisted to retain an attorney (e.g. a landlord-tenant attorney) to help you do this. You and the other siblings are also both owners and have the right to make repairs, improvements, etc.
You can't remove him however, since he is on the title: he is still an owner until closing, and owners cannot be forced out of their property. After closing, the buyer can bring a legal action to remove him.