Originally Posted by killers1
Even if the father makes a will the other siblings can still claim they were unfairly treated and can pursue through the courts for a percentage of the estate. If your father really wants you to have sole ownership of the property he should gift it to you and have the deeds transferred to your name while he is still alive.
Good advice- wills are not the be all and end all that people think they are. They are challenged legally all the time and if a judge thinks other family members are treated unfairly then they can (and often do) rule over the person in the grave. Pretty sure the Dunnes family had a legal dispute a few years back.
OP the fairest way to do this is to get an open market value for the house and for you to buy the others out.
If it is the case that your father wants you and you alone to have the house (which inevitably is going to result in a lot of arguments) then the vehicle to use is a trust- make sure you get specialised legal advice on this as different trusts have different advantages / disadvantages. but the main thing is that the person responsible for executing the trust is someone who both you and him can trust 110%. Someone outside of the family would be best- a long standing solicitor who is removed from the emotion of it all would be better than an aunt or uncle in a lot of instances.