Real Estate Law

Have Real Estate Law Questions? Ask a Real Estate Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Real Estate Law

I did something stupid. I bought property but allowed

Customer Question
I did something stupid....
I did something stupid. I bought property but allowed boyfriend to be put on deed. Now just a few months later he left . he paid nothing on land or improvements. Do I have a legal recourse except buying him out. I sunk all my savings Inot this and have no money to buy him out especially at what he says is the improved land is worth
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
8/15/2015
Real Estate Lawyer: Dimitry Esquire, Attorney replied 2 years ago
Dimitry Esquire
Dimitry Esquire, Attorney
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 41,221
Experience: JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin
Verified

Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

I am genuinely sorry that you find yourself in this situation. The answer that I will provide you with will not be favorable, so I ask that you do not blame the messenger. Once someone is listed on the deed, even if they put down zero, they are entitled to a proportionate share. The only way to remove him is either with consent (since this was not a mistake as far as intent when he was placed there), or with a buy out. But you cannot claim full rights even if you bought and paid for everything, he is still entitled to his share.

Sincerely,

Dimitry, Esq.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is he entitled to half what the land cost or half of what it's valued at with improvements
Real Estate Lawyer: Dimitry Esquire, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Hi,

He is entitled to half of the actual value, not the land value. And please keep in mind that he may refuse to be bought out--he can refuse to be removed from title outright.

Sincerely,

Dimtiry, Esq.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Ask Dimitry Esquire Your Own Question
Dimitry Esquire
Dimitry Esquire
Dimitry Esquire, Attorney
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 41,221
41,221 Satisfied Customers
Experience: JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Dimitry Esquire 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:

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

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

5,436 satisfied customers

17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

10,826 satisfied customers

16 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,657 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

7,367 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,207 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

41,221 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,899 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
We won a legal case that gives several parties joint
We won a legal case that gives several parties joint ownership of four acres in East Harwich, Massachusetts. We were then told we needed to petition to partition, and that this step could cost $7000 t… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,511 satisfied customers
My ex-husband and I separated in 2010 and he stayed in the
My ex-husband and I separated in 2010 and he stayed in the house we bought together in 1998 while I lived with my parents. The divorce, which was not granted until 2015, said nothing of the division o… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,367 satisfied customers
I need some advice with buying a house. Pennsylvania.
No. looking for advice before contacting seller/owner … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney
Juris Doctor
6,207 satisfied customers
Ok, Not sure if this is the right catagorey. I have a
Ok, Not sure if this is the right catagorey. I have a property that I need to file a tax protest. I had a protest last year and they set the value. This year they are trying to raise it again. Can the… read more
Amadeo Rivera
Amadeo Rivera
JD
78 satisfied customers
A man who was considered a friend by my husband and I
A man who was considered a friend by my husband and I decided to exploit the situation after the passing of my husband. There is shared property involved and he does not know that I know he spoke to a… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
10,826 satisfied customers
I own title to a piece of property outside of the city with
I own title to a piece of property outside of the city with a city water line that crosses it. The city quit claimed the easement to the waterline in 1973 which I found in county records, but apparent… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Looking for advice on Michigan property laws, No. I have a
Hi Pearl looking for advice on Michigan property laws … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
6,881 satisfied customers
There's a its lien on the land for more than the land value.
There's a its lien on the land for more than the land value. Can the county sell it for back taxes anyway?… read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
I have 6 acres that I'm told will be sold for back taxes.
I have 6 acres that I'm told will be sold for back taxes. There is also a notice of federal lein in it I'm unable to work and on ss income. Can I save my land? … read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
Casualty loss on commercial rental property. fire occurred
casualty loss on commercial rental property. fire occurred in April 2014 can I deduct loss in 2015. Also does adjusted basis calculation of building include value of land. … read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,511 satisfied customers
We have an issue with a boundary dispute. Our neighbor used
Hello, - We have an issue with a boundary dispute. Our neighbor used our front-yard land with our verbal permit. - They sold the house with $30,000 of premium price, and moved out without letting us k… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
California, There are three adjacent properties: A, & C.
California, There are three adjacent properties: A, B & C. Approx. 480 Acres improved farm land. Value near $15 million. Lender agreed to make junior loan on Property A (7.71 acs improved). By mistake… read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,051 satisfied customers
I own 9 contiguous residential lots out in the country. There
I own 9 contiguous residential lots out in the country. There are no improvements, no paved roads, no houses except for the one lot I live on. All the lots are fenced into one large parcel that I use … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
10,826 satisfied customers
We purchased land in Vermont to build a retirement home. A
We purchased land in Vermont to build a retirement home. A corporation is planning on erecting 28 industrial wind turbines in the area possibly with the states overriding approval. The turbines will a… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
10,826 satisfied customers
I own 17 acres consisting of 9 contiguous residential lots
I own 17 acres consisting of 9 contiguous residential lots in an undeveloped rural subdivision. I own 8 of the lots free and clear, the 9th lot includes my small personal cabin with a 30-year conventi… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,367 satisfied customers
I have a partially constructed home in ashtabula ohio. the
I have a partially constructed home in ashtabula ohio. the auditor has assessed it at $80000. I was told by his office that they did not tax incompleted homes ,but now they are taxing me. what is the … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
6,881 satisfied customers
Can lender request me to purchase home insurance equal to the
Can lender request me to purchase home insurance equal to the loan amount? I am purchasing a home in Maryland and currently applying for VA loan. My lender wants me to buy home insurance coverage equa… read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
National grid in Ma. wants to put a utility pole on my property to anchor a pole across
National grid in Ma. wants to put a utility pole on my property to anchor a pole across the street. National grid has already marked the location for the pole and have asked me for perrmission to plas… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x