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Andrew J. Bellwoar

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  • I am co-owner of a home and i have not lived in the home for over a year.The person who lives in the home refuses to sell.

    We both are on the deed and will not allow me to have anything from the home.I live in a one bedroom apt that i cannot afford.their are two loans on this home. My credit is suffering .What can i do?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Refusal to sell: a co-owner has the right to go to court to ask for an order requiring the sale of the property. Items in the house: if you own the items in the house, and are on the deed, go to the local police department and ask for assistance in removing your items peacefully. Credit is suffering: presumably your credit is suffering because you signed the loan documents and the loan(s) are in default (failure to pay); all the more reason to get into court ASAP to have the house sold!

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  • Can i force the removal of a neighbors sandmound from my property in pa.?

    sandmound was put in its present loacation prior to my ownership of 15 years[with permission of previous owner[ relative of neighbors] i need to know can i force a negotiated easement or the out right removal of the sand mound.

    Andrew’s Answer

    A sandmound is usually associated with an on-lot sewer system. Assuming that is the case with your situation, the first question is how did it come to be on YOUR property. At the time you purchased the property, you may have obtained a title search--review that for any mention of the sandmound (or, more likely, an easement to allow for the sandmound). If there is nothing of record (i.e., filed with the County Recorder of Deeds), then there is no formal permission regarding the sandmound for which you would be on notice.
    If the sandmound is on your property without yourpermission and without notice to you as a subsequent purchaser, then you are in a better position to demand removal of the sandmound--or negotiate a resolution such as the easement you referenced.
    Consult local counsel to protect your property rights!

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