I am Laarni Castor. I am the second child of two siblings.My late mother left my brother and i a small parcel of land, 234 sq.m. more or less with two houses built on it. my mother built those houses.one house for my brother and the other house built for us since I was still unmarried that time.these houses were built last 2003. When my mother died last 2013 she left a will (handwritten by her) she left the house and lot to me.the house where she resided before while the other house she also left it for my brother which currently my brother and his family lived. I want to sell the house and lot that my mother left me but my brother is against it because according to him the lot should be divided equally between us two. I disagree with him for 3 reasons:
1. I have with me the will handwritten by my mother that the property I am trying to sell now is my inheritance from her.
2. the houses were built by mother after she retired from the government service of which if divided equally would eventually divide also the two houses equally. it would not make sense.
3. when my brother and I were trying to settle this matter on the barangay he affirmed that he was also told by our mother that houses are for us, respectively. He was only asking for a right of way and so i agreed to give him a meter width of right of way.
Right now there are many prospective buyers interested to buy my property but my brother tinatakot silat and so they backed out. please advice me on what to do.thank u.