A relative has recently passed away in Spain. I live in the UK.
They have left me 20% of their estate, my brother will receive 80%. I'm expecting this might be 20% of cash and some items such as a mobile home and motorbike, etc.
However they also owned land in Spain that contains an olive grove. I've heard that this land was bought naively when the relative was in the UK (before they went to live in Spain). I think the issue is that the land is undesirable, because it's part of an abandoned village that has renovation laws covering it, i.e. something like it can only be renovated back to it's original form and not flattened and rebuilt with new houses.
Whatever the laws, my relative chose to keep the land and simply harvested the olives each year.
My question is, when inheriting 20% of someone's estate, do you get to pick and choose what you take? I.e. could I take 20% of everything else, but leave my 20% of the land to my brother, or even the Spanish government/crown?