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Is a co-owner aloud to stop you from
having anyone in the home if you own
half the property? It is in Arkansas.
Asked on February 8, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Arkansas
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
An owner of jointly held property has no more rights than the other owner. This means that your co-owner cannot prohibit you from having whomever you wish visit or even live there. That having been said, if they wanted to they could file an action in "partition", which could result in the property having to be divided, if practicable, or else sold.
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