How can I remove an unwanted house guest from a vacation home jointly owned by me and my husband?

My husband has ensconced an unwanted house guest at our vacation home in
North Carolina without my knowledge or consent. We are co-owners of the
property. How can I have her removed?

Asked on September 4, 2016 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can't remove the guest against your husband's will, just as he could not remove a guest you ensonced in the home against your will: either of the joint owners has equal and complete rights to use and possess the home, including having guests there; neither owner may exclude the other or the other's guests. As long as your husband gives his guest permission to remain there, the guest may.

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