Legal Question in Real Estate Law in Virginia

Heirship-majority rules

My husband is an heir to some property that is shared by at least 300 other heirs. Some have decided to do some things with the land and everyone did not agree to do it, but we were told that the majority rules. My husband is employed by the Federal Government and this decision could cause him to loose his job, even though he did not agree with it. He holds only a small percentage of the heirship, but at the same time is the only heir to occupy the property at this time. Does the Majority Rule, or is there something he can do to prevent their decision?

Asked on 8/10/01, 6:50 am

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Daniel Press Chung & Press, P.C.
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Re: Heirship-majority rules

The majority does NOT rule unless there is an agreement to that effect. Each person has a right to (legal) use of the land. If there are disagreements, the solution is to have the property partitioned or sold.

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Answered on 8/10/01, 2:06 pm

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