My question involves real estate located in the State of: NewJersey I may be on my way to court for partition and forced sale. I own most of the property because I bought out tw siblings but one sibling has refused to cooperate to sell. I want to sell. I also aske dif she would except partition to at least sell part of the property and she could take her inerest in that part. I have been here a year paying all taxes, ins, and nececesry up keep. Taxes are high and the clean up after storms last year cost alot. Immediately after the death of the life estate I contacted my sister with the cost of running the place till we can sell. I have a home else ware but did not want to leave this one empty. It needed alot of cleaning out and such anyway. She now wants to say I am living here so I have to pay those bills. Her lawyer husband stated that htese expenses inure directly to my benefit. I responded to them that that is silly since My paying prevents the house from being lost to a tax lien sale and that is her benefit also. Additionally, the city cited the house and property for non compliance and needed the trees and brush removed or a lien would have been placed if they came and did the work.
Question, What statis can I claim to the court when i file for reimbursement, for yes I am living here but only to care for the property and not leave it empty. I have a place in new york I have to keep my taxes and bills paid and up keep. It is really a bind to be forced to leave the place unattended. The vandals are bad here with empty homes.
If they don't cooperate to sell I will be filing in court soon. Its been a year.