Pittsburgh, PA asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: I've paid mortg for 7 yrs on mortg in my deceased mother's name.deed in sisters name. What are my rights to the home

I want to purchase the home , can I do it without my sister being involved? I've been living in the home maintaining it and paying the mortg for 7 years

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If only your sister's name is on the deed, then it is her home, and you have no rights to it. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the deed and advise you regarding the purchase, if your sister is willing to sell.

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