Canada Law

Ask a Canada Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My mother is on title on my condo. This was to secure the money…

Customer Question
My mother is on title...
My mother is on title on my condo. This was to secure the money she gave me to buy the condo. She now wants her money back (twenty years later even though it was a gift - my inheritance before she died etc). Relations have broken down and she wants the money, even if it means I have to sell. Does she have any legal right/power to force me out? I've lived there almost twenty years and paid all expenses and mortgages. She lives in Austria and has no interest in the place. She just wants her $150g back. What do I do? What can she do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Canada Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
6/30/2015
Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 3 years ago
Debra
Debra, Lawyer
Category: Canada Law
Satisfied Customers: 105,990
Experience: Lawyer
Verified
Can you prove this was a gift?What do you mean when you say this was to secure the money she gave you?
Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago

She gave me $150,000 as a down payment on my condo in 1998. Vancouver was very expensive and she gave it to me as my inheritance before she died. However, there has been a breakdown in relations and now she wants the "loan" back. So, I am in a position where I will have to remortgage or sell in order to pay her back. I'm not interested in a protracted legal battle with her as I am in BC and she is in Vienna. I just want her off my back and gone. I just need to know what rights I have and what she can do to me. Can she force me out? Can she force timelines on me? My mortgage is up for renewal in spring 2017.

How can can I remove her from title without her having to come and visit?

Lawyer: Debra, Lawyer replied 3 years ago
You cannot remove her from the title without her consent. If she agrees she can be sent the documents from a lawyer in BC. It is not going to be easy to prove this was a gift because she has her name on title and you said she did this to secure the money so it sounds like it was not a true gift as then she would not have had her name on title and would not care about securing the money. She can apply for a court order for the sale of the house. I don't know if she would do that though as legal fees would be expensive and could eat up most of the $150K and it will be hard to do this from Vienna.
Ask Your Own Canada Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Debra Your Own Question
Debra
Debra
Debra, Lawyer
Category: Canada Law
Satisfied Customers: 105,990
105,990 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Lawyer

Debra is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert confirmed everything that I had been told, and didn't want to believe. Thank you for putting my mind at rest.

MonikaCanada

This has been very helpful. I'm glad to see that lawyers and sites like this exist. Thanks for your help.

MikeHalifax, NS

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tom B.

Tom B.

Barrister & Solicitor

2,263 satisfied customers

25 years in practice

LawyerProfessor

LawyerProfessor

Lawyer

836 satisfied customers

Experienced Litigation Lawyer in Ontario since 1999 and NY since 1997

Debra

Debra

Lawyer

105,990 satisfied customers

Lawyer

Jeremie John Martin

Jeremie John Martin

Lawyer

839 satisfied customers

I'm a bilingual attorney for the province of Quebec who goes to Court often for many clients.

Sokkalaw

Sokkalaw

Lawyer

312 satisfied customers

Lawyer in Ontario, Canada

CaptanLaw

CaptanLaw

Lawyer

250 satisfied customers

I'm a criminal defence lawyer, who assists individuals charged with crimes.

Mark A

Mark A

Lawyer

179 satisfied customers

Canadian Lawyer working at a Canada Law Firm

< Previous | Next >

Related Canada Law Questions
My partner and I married in Aug 2017. She is 64, I am 57. At
My partner and I married in Aug 2017. She is 64, I am 57. At the time of our marriage she already owned the condo we live in mortgage free, for a number of years. She has adult children. She has made … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
I need help with expert advice on Canadian tax law,
I need help with expert advice on Canadian tax law, specifically related to probate/capital transfer of money to children. I have POA for my elderly mother, and we need to buy an apartment for her to … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
My left over a year ago guy. She is now taking me to court
My left over a year ago for another guy. She is now taking me to court for half the matrimonial assets including the house. I have no money and haven't worked in over a year. The house was a gift from… read more
Ulysses101
Ulysses101
Litigator, Barrister and Solicitor
LLB
3,186 satisfied customers
I assumed a mortgage from my sister in 2003, on title it states
I assumed a mortgage from my sister in 2003, on title it states my mothers ex husband of address A and me and my mother "both of" address B (property in question) Due to a family business conflict I w… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
I am the second wife to my husband. He has 2 adult children.
I am the second wife to my husband. He has 2 adult children. I have none. I am 44 he is 57. I earn more than he in wages, but he currently works and has pensions from previous employment. We own our h… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
i am going to buy a condo and have a friend move in and pay
i am going to buy a condo and have a friend move in and pay no rent but pay all expenses including mortgage, fees etc. Do l have to claim this as income and what happens when l want to sell my own hom… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
My father died almost 10 years ago, and my fathers friend
My father died almost 10 years ago, and my father's friend took over as my mother's and my financial advisor. Him and I do not see eye to eye, and I find it useless talking to him. He is supposed to a… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
I have a question: My mom is 65 years old and inherited
I have a question: My mom is 65 years old and inherited money when her mother died in November. She is in the midst of buying a condo for herself to live in. Her three children (me being one) would li… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
i mistakenly transferred the house to my mother in law, and
i mistakenly transferred the house to my mother in law, and signed it off, because we had tax problems. but now me and my wife are divorcing, and she still lives in our house, but claims i have no rig… read more
Ulysses101
Ulysses101
Litigator, Barrister and Solicitor
LLB
3,186 satisfied customers
Hello I am showing as co-owner of a condo with my aunt. she
Hello I am showing as co-owner of a condo with my aunt. she put me on title of this property, when she purchased it in full. She has been residing in this property. Per the Land Title Act, State of Ti… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
My daughter currently lives with, and has lived with, a man
My daughter currently lives with, and has lived with, a man for over two years. She inherited money and land in 2003 from her father's estate when he died. Should they part, what claims or rights does… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
My wife of three years and I have separated within the past
My wife of three years and I have separated within the past two weeks. We both live in Ontario. I have RRSP's in my name which were taken out long before our marriage. She had some as well but had cas… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
My boyfriend lived in his house for 30 years with his wife
My boyfriend lived in his house for 30 years with his wife before she passed away. Only her name was on the title, and to date, only her name is XXXXX XXXXX title. Her will specifies that when her son… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
Hi, my friend asked me to help get answers. His mother is dying
Hi, my friend asked me to help get answers. His mother is dying of cancer, currently in hospital, maybe 1 to 2 weeks left. She purchased a townhouse in last 8-10 months with daughter. She also bought … read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
My FATHER is selling his cottage. He purchased this with his
My FATHER is selling his cottage. He purchased this with his first wife (my Mom-who died in 2004) in 1977. He divorced my Mom in '78, and started living together with Robin in 1979. Robin and he marri… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
My mothers health is fragile, and she has been in and out
My mother's health is fragile, and she has been in and out of hospitals for the last few years. She and I are both concerned about what will happen to her home/estate after her death, especially if it… read more
Debra
Debra
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
105,990 satisfied customers
my daughter broke up with her fiancee about a month and a
my daughter broke up with her fiancee' about a month and a half ago. She would like to know how to write up an agreement between the both of them so she can get her name of the title of the condo. He … read more
Ulysses101
Ulysses101
Litigator, Barrister and Solicitor
LLB
3,186 satisfied customers
MY dad recently decided to give my sister her share of his ...
MY dad recently decided to give my sister her share of his house now. She has lived with them for twenty years ,she would also like to buy me out of my share at this point that i would have inherited … read more
Flagbridge-CDN
Flagbridge-CDN
Principal Consultant
B.Kin, B.C.L, C. Neg, C. Med, C. A
1,786 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x