A: The answer partly depends on what you mean by "inherit." More specifically, in whose name is the deed? That/those person(s) are the owners. If by "inherit" you mean a Will describes intention, but a new deed has not issued from the Estate, that is a different analysis.
Assuming there is a deed with all names, then either all must agree, or someone needs to obtain a court order directing the sale. It only takes one to demand a sale--Maryland law doesn't force unwilling partners to continue in business together.
Somewhere between filing a complaint and a court order there is ample opportunity for a negotiated settlement.
A: You are confusing two concepts. You might be physically able to occupy the premises, but perhaps not without governmental response. Without septic the property will not have a Use & Occupancy Certificate. The property will not pass any septic inspection called for in the real estate contract, either. The owner is willing to finance in order to avoid you applying to a legit lender whose underwriting standards would not allow a loan against a property with failed septic.
Do yourself a big favor, find another property or request that the seller fix the septic, show positive test results and a County/City issued Use & Occupancy Certificate. Why buy, move-in and then fight a possible condemnation
or receivership action? If that happens, will the seller abate your obligations under the financing documents? No, they won't. They'll foreclose you out of the property. ... Read More
A: Yes. The sister can petition the court to remove the Personal Representative, who is not doing the job properly. There is no reason to pay a mortgage if the estate is insolvent. It just means the house must be sold. The bank will get all its money at settlement, if the price is high enough. The "quitclaim" approach is wrong and will not solve the problem.