Newark, NJ asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania

Q: In Pennsylvania..if I'm only one on deed but another person on mortgage can I sell the house?

The mortgage payments have been getting paid I just want to get away from the person and rid of house ..

2 Lawyer Answers
David Kennedy Bifulco
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  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Bethlehem, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Short answer is that a mortgage must be satisfied before you sell the house or satisfied at closing. If the mortgage is not satisfied the purchaser will be buying the house subject to the recorded mortgage lien. Please feel free to call my office if you have additional questions.

W. J. Winterstein Jr. agrees with this answer

Liu "Margaret" Yang
Liu "Margaret" Yang
  • Foreclosure Defense Lawyer
  • Plantation, FL

A: All owners of record will need to agree to sale of the property, and the sale will have to cover the amount of the mortgage(s), otherwise it's considered a "short sale" which requires some negotiation with the lender.

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