Both on deed, does he have access to home

Both on deed. He moved away and says he is coming to property, after 5 months, to get his things and hire am agent to sell house. Do I have to let him in, especially if he has been violent in past?Do I have to allow people he brings with him to move, in the house?Is he allowed to have me videod while in my house and on property?

Asked on September 27, 2017 under Family Law, South Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If he is on the deed with you, he is as much an owner of the house as you are and has fully equal rights as you to access it, to use it, to store things in it, to bring other people into, etc. Any/all owners can enter, etc. the home. You cannot keep him out unless you were to get a protective order against him, which would require a showing of current threat or risk (past violence, if in the past, would not get a protective order now). If you want to explore this last option, consult with a family law attorney.

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