In the state of Pennsylvania what are the laws regarding mortgage? My situation is that I have lived in the same house for 12 years. I have paid the mortgage and the taxes on this house. However the mortgage is in my grandfather and grandmother's name. Grandmother now deceased. My grandfather is threatening to kick my kids and I out so he can sell the house. Can I get any of my money back?
This will depend upon facts not before us now such as whether promises were made to you in writing, if any, or orally, was the grandfather a party to any agreements, proof that you made the payments, what title the grandfather has in the home, etc. I advise you to take any records and documents that you may have relating to this matter to a local lawyer so he/she can advise you as to your rights
Was this Answer Helpful? Please mark it so! NOT LEGAL ADVICE/I AM NOT YOUR LAWYER. I am licensed solely in PA and OH (inactive in OH)
Probably not all real estate transactions must be in writing. You MAY have a claim in equity.
Specific legal advice can only be given with full knowledge of all of the facts and circumstances of your situation. Posting a question on this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. All questions you post will be available to the public; do not include confidential information in your question.
Dear Meshoppen, I am sorry for your troubles. I am just guessing here, but I would guess the mortgage payments and the taxes were less than or equal to market value rent. In that case, I would think you would have a hard time getting any money back. On the other hand, any litigation among family members is very messy and the courts do not like it. I suggest the best way to deal with this is to sit down and have a long talk with your Grandfather first, then try to have a trusted friend or counselor sit in. I wish you well.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline