Q: If I live in a home my family owns half of, can I be evicted if the other party is trying to force us to sell it?

My parent paid over half the value of this home as s favor to a family friend when her spouse died to keep the previous owner from foreclosure..under the verbal agreement made in front of our attorney she agreed my family would pay off the balance of the house, she would live in it until she passed, her name would stay on for tax purposes only and she would will Her half to my family upon her passing...long story short her family moved her out of state, left the house unattended for over a year and I moved in with my family, while the previous half owners family took possession of her half of the house and are now trying to force us to sell it...we (my family) paid more than half the value of the house to keep her (the precious owner here as she was elderly)...can I forced out of the home and if so can we request that if it is sold we are at least reimbursed what we paid into it (not 50% of the value)...?

1 Lawyer Answer

Joseph Jaap

Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The owner named on the deed can evict anyone whose name is not on the deed. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local real estate attorney who can review all the facts of this complicated situation and advise you on your options.

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