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Back rent claimed after settlement

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albert62 View Drop Down

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    Posted: 07/October/2013 at 22:34
Years ago I had a property as joint tennent with a partner. When we went our own ways I took over the property on my own. Some how though I had to pay my former partner rent for her half of the property. I settled but felt this was wrong. Anyone ever heard if anything like this ?

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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/October/2013 at 00:02
If the agreement you entered into required you to pay rent for their half of the property up to when you bought their share off them, so be it. You did not have to agree to pay rent under that situation.

As a joint tenant you each own the whole property and the resident party is under no obligation to pay rent to the other party, unless they agree to pay them some.

Edited by MartinO - 08/October/2013 at 00:03
I am NOT a lawyer. Anything said is NOT legal advice.

Please post your legal questions in a forum rather than sending a PM. Thanks.

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