Akron, OH asked in Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: A related question. Dad put sis on his deed. He wants to add me. Does sis have to agree?

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Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Probably. If “putting sis on is deed” means that the property was transferred by Dad to Dad and Sis, then Dad and Sis need to sign the deed that conveys it to

Dad, Sis and You. I would need more details to give a definitive answer. An attorney could figure this out once the intention is clear.

David Soble
David Soble
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: When it comes to deeds, there has to be an agreement by the Grantee to take delivery. If the Grantee does not want to take delivery of a property, then there is no conveyance. However, Grantors do not have to ask an intended Grantee if they want to be named on the deed with another party. There are also other legal ways to deal with a co tenant if the co tenants do not get along or do not want to own a property together.

David Soble
David Soble
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  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: If you father was not competent or lacked the capacity to understand the nature of his action (conveying a property to another) then the conveyance can be legally challenged.

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