As a general proposition, co-signing a note does not convey an ownership interest in real property.
If the co-signer's name is not on the deed, he will have a hard time establishing an ownership interest - especially if he has neither resided there nor contributed to the cost of upkeep.
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Yes. If you cannot resolve the matter on your own, a court can determine each party's interest in the property.
If the co-signor is on title (having ownership interest), you have to go through a partition action to sever the co-signor's interest in the house. Edward C. Ip www.lawyer4property.com
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