Can Can a co-owner prevent another co-owner from accessing certain parts of the property?


Asked on January 14, 2018 under Real Estate Law, New York


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The law is clear on this, joint owners of real estate have equal rights to the use of all parts of the property. Accordingly, one owner cannot block or otherwise deny access to any part of the property to any other owner. If you can't work things out with the other co-owner, you will need to take legal action. At this point, you may want to consult directly with a local attorney; they can then best advise you further.

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