Asked in Real Estate Law for Ohio

Q: I live in Ohio. My husband and I are both on the deed. He wants to allow someone to hunt and I don't. How does this work

Do both owners need to agree or just one? My husband says he is going to give the person written permission. Can I tell the person to leave?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If you tell the person to leave, and they don't, the local police are not likely to do anything if your spouse says it is ok.

Each co-owner can use the property how they choose. If co-owners can't agree, then they can go to court, and a judge will decide. If unmarried co-owners can't agree, then they can file a partition action with the court to have the property sold, or one can buy out the other. Married co-owners don't have that option. They must go to divorce court instead.

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