The family land used to be part of a larger coconut land, and has been categorized as such, but due to its small size, it can no longer be relied upon for cropping. Instead, my mother has been using it for vegetable gardening for her household use and for her housing.
Several years ago, my mother's siblings declared that they wanted to sell the land to my mom so that that they can get their share of inheritance. The problem is they could not agree on the price and people in the village are saying that my mom's siblings are being outrageous with the land pricing -- they are selling it at a price even much higher than those lots that are right along the village road and municipal road. (The location of my mom's family land is at the back of the village, with no access to the road.) The thing is, they are threatening my mother that they will either: 1. have the land sold to other people if she will not pay up their price, or 2. they will have the small land (less than 2,000 sq. meters) partitioned among 10 of them so that they can have their share.
We have consistently agreed to buy the land but they won't agree to the sale unless it is at the price that they had ordered.
My question is:
1. Can they indeed sell the land even if the title of the land has not been transferred from the name of their grandmother? How are they going to execute the deed of sale?
2. How much is the approximate cost of the transfer of land title (from my mother's grandma to my mother's mother to my mother and her siblings) with the inclusion of required taxes (inheritance, etc) given that the original owner of the land had already died more than 5 decades ago?
3. Can my mom (who has lived at and took care of the land, for close to 4 decades now, and has agreed to buy the land from them to keep the family land in tact) refuse to have the land partitioned?
4. Where do we go for legal remedy on this matter?
Thank you very much for bearing with me on this lengthy narrative and hoping for your help.
Last edited by kim2016 on Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:42 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : factual error)