Torrance, CA asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: Joint land owner in TN. 1 owner now paying mortgage.

I purchased with a joint down payment land in TN (50/50 payment) however the joint owner is not making his payment of the mortgage. What legal recourse do I have to demand payment or file something to withdraw him from the deed?

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You will probably need to file an Action For Partition. Hopefully you all have some equity in the property, or it may not be ordered sold. Hire a competent Tennessee attorney. You could also make a small offer to buy him out and get a Quit Claim Deed back.

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