If my brother and I inherited our parents’ house and he lives there, can he force me to sell my half of the property to him?

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If my brother and I inherited our parents’ house and he lives there, can he force me to sell my half of the property to him?

My real estate agent said the mortgage payments he’s making could be considered rent. Is this accurate? Is there a way to formalize this so he can’t take advantage of the situation?

Asked on March 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

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