Madison, IN asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana

Q: My mom and i own 32 acres can she let anyone move on it without my permission

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Michael R. Smith
Michael R. Smith
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  • Indianapolis, IN
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A: Yes. If land is owned jointly by two people (whether it's as joint tenants or tenants in common), each owner has the right to full use of the land. However, if the property is leased, each owner should get half the rent, regardless of which owner made the lease. And if there is a disagreement between the two owners, either of them can go to court to have the property "partitoned" or divided in two, with each owner getting half.

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