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Can I keep my home are sue him

My fiance and I bought a mobile home together; his name is on the house and my name is on the land and I also made the down payment. I made it with a cashier’s check from my bank stating that it was for a house. All ulitity bills are in my name. Now that we have broken up, he wants me to pay him $30,000 to keep the home. What can I do? What legal rights I have?

Asked on August 12, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Mississippi

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If his name in on the house he is an owner of it; if it is only his name (not yours) on the house, it is *only* his home--i.e. it is solely his, even if you provided money for the house. So if he is on the house/title, he either is half owner (if you are also on the house) or sole owner (if you are not) and you will have to buy him out in one way or another. You may wish to negotiate to pay him over time and/or try to negotiate a lower cost. As leverage, if the land is solely in your name, you could kick the house off the land, so you would tell him that if you won't work out a deal you agree to, he can keep the house--but will have to pay to move it elsewhere.


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