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Postby SophiaMay2016 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:07 pm

Good afternoon
I wondered if anyone can help with my present situation.
My father passed away leaving his home in Larnaca to be split between his 3 children. My sister and brother are now being difficult and are demanding the property goes up for sale as soon as possible as they want the money from it. They are saying we have the majority share and if you don't agree to the sale we will take you through the courts to make you sell.
Doe's anyone know if they are able to do this and make me sell?
Many thanks
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Re: Family dispute

Postby Lordo » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:57 am

SophiaMay2016 wrote:Good afternoon
I wondered if anyone can help with my present situation.
My father passed away leaving his home in Larnaca to be split between his 3 children. My sister and brother are now being difficult and are demanding the property goes up for sale as soon as possible as they want the money from it. They are saying we have the majority share and if you don't agree to the sale we will take you through the courts to make you sell.
Doe's anyone know if they are able to do this and make me sell?
Many thanks

looking at it from the laymans point of view, unless you are intending to buy them out and need time to raise the finance, it is only reasonable that you sell as soon as possible so they can recieve their inherittance. Of course the market may be depressed a little but if they wish to sell asap I don't see why you should object. As to can they take you to court, I have no idea.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:37 am

Like Lordo says… either buy them out or you’re all selling because the other two want their share and you can’t stop them from getting it.

Btw, they're not being difficult at all... YOU are the problem.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby Sotos » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:40 am

SophiaMay2016 wrote:Good afternoon
I wondered if anyone can help with my present situation.
My father passed away leaving his home in Larnaca to be split between his 3 children. My sister and brother are now being difficult and are demanding the property goes up for sale as soon as possible as they want the money from it. They are saying we have the majority share and if you don't agree to the sale we will take you through the courts to make you sell.
Doe's anyone know if they are able to do this and make me sell?
Many thanks


You really need to ask a lawyer about this. How big is the house and the plot is sitting on? An alternative would be to divide the property so they can sell their parts and keep yours... but I don't know if this is feasible if we are talking about a regularly sized house/plot. If the plot is big then the land could be divided in 3 and you can keep the part which has the house in it assuming the value of the house + the land it sits on is not more than your share. But with a small plot, mostly covered by a single house I doubt that such solution can be applied.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby SophiaMay2016 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:30 am

Many thanks for the information.

Get Real: I didn't realise by asking a question on a forum there were individuals who could be so insensitive and rude without knowing the full facts.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby B25 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:02 pm

SophiaMay2016 wrote:Good afternoon
I wondered if anyone can help with my present situation.
My father passed away leaving his home in Larnaca to be split between his 3 children. My sister and brother are now being difficult and are demanding the property goes up for sale as soon as possible as they want the money from it. They are saying we have the majority share and if you don't agree to the sale we will take you through the courts to make you sell.
Doe's anyone know if they are able to do this and make me sell?
Many thanks


You can go to court for anything. Does not mean they will win, it'll take a few years and in the end will cost them money.

My question to you is, why do you not want to sell? I can understand it may be for sentimental reasons, but what can you do with a 1/3 share?

Perhaps if you agreed you will not also lose (believe me, money is not worth falling out with your family) your brother and sister as well. Unless you wish to buy them out and keep it, otherwise I don't see any real gain in holding onto it.

Either way, if they want to go to court let them, you know court cases can be prolonged for many years in Cyprus if you don't want to play ball!

Good luck all the same.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:07 pm

A point that just occurs to me is that in any case it is very difficult to sell immovable property in Cyprus just now, especially if you do not want to accept a steep price discount.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby B25 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:10 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:A point that just occurs to me is that in any case it is very difficult to sell immovable property in Cyprus just now, especially if you do not want to accept a steep price discount.


It depends where it is, condition, size title deeds etc etc.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:03 pm

Possibly. I know of quite a few cases where people have had a property on the market and are looking for the market value, and have been waiting for years now to sell.
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Re: Family dispute

Postby Get Real! » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:08 pm

SophiaMay2016 wrote:Get Real: I didn't realise by asking a question on a forum there were individuals who could be so insensitive and rude without knowing the full facts.

If it's ok for you to describe your siblings as...
My sister and brother are now being difficult

...then it's ok for me to correct your misconception.
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