Can handicapped brother, property/rental unit owner, stop cousin (prior renter) from tearing down the rental? Please help.

Asked over 1 year ago - Manistee, MI

Handicapped Brother owns property, purchased house trailer for cousin to live in under conditions to pay rent till mortgage paid off .After mortgage paid, rent free as long as cousin lived in house. Brother had taken another mortgage out on property for Additions built on rental per request by cousin. After which Cousin forced brother to turn trailer title over and stopped paying rent over year, Cousin moves to mothers and daughter into rental without consent. Continues to tell brother he has not moved out but when confirmed cousin has moved, brother requests rent from cousins daughter, she refuse so brother serves eviction, she is moving out and rumored they are tearing down the place.

Additional information

There is still a mortgage on property. Cousin continues to verbally threaten brother.

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  1. James P. Frederick

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    Answered . You have a complicated situation involving an agreement that was apparently modified at least once. An attorney is going to need to review all the facts of your situation in order to help decipher where you stand. Cousin may have equitable remedies. Family matters like this are always better settled out of court, if at all possible.

    James Frederick

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  2. James M. Osak

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    Answered . You've got to show all your paperwork to a
    local attorney to review. This is way too
    complicated a story to try to figure this
    one out in a paragraph or two.

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