There is a manufactured home on my property that is full of toxic mold. It is a health hazard to my family and neighbors. It is on my land, so do I have the legal right to tear it down without permission from the mortgage company?

Condemned house on our property. I have asked the mortgage company for that past
several years for permission to tear it down. The property it is on has no
connection to the mortgage.

Asked on April 17, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Mississippi


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Are you the owner of the manufactured home, or is it owned by another person or by a bank (or your municipality)? If you are the owner, you can tear it down. If you are not the owner, you can't tear down another's property; but what you can do is sue the owner (file a legal action) seeking a court order requiring them to either clean it up or tear it down.

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