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I own equal parts of a home with my brother. He lives in the basement and I live on the main floor of our Ranch style home. I am having a problem with my brother threating to turn off the circuit breaker to my central air this summer if I turn the thermostat below 74 degrees. What can I do?
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Real Estate Lawyer: RealEstateAnswer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
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Good afternoon. Can you share with me why he has an issue with this? Does it have to do with the bill?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

No, I pay the electric bill. He said that it gets too cold in the basement. I do understand that but we live in a very humid place and the air is very thick.

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I have not received an answer to my original question yet?

Real Estate Lawyer: RealEstateAnswer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Thank you for the additional information. Since you both are co-owners and both have a legal right to be present, this is a civil issue and the only way to prevent this conduct would be to proceed and take him to court, trying to obtain an injunction / court order, which would prevent him from doing this. If he lives in the basement, that needs to be balanced against the humidity. It is highly unlikely, unless you can show harm that you would suffered as a result of this, for the court to step in and order the temperature of the thermostat and him turning off the circuit breaker. What you may want to look into is a dehumidifier to try and lessen the problem but if not, only a court order would essentially force him to cease the conduct, if he did this. Another option may be to live down in the basement and allow him to live upstairs, if possible. I know you want a specific solution but this is a dispute among owners and residents, so the Judge would have to step in.
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