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    Hi there,

    We are thinking to install PV Solar Systems on our duplex property where our neighbor is not interested as they plan to move out in 7~8 years from now.

    They agree they are okay with us installing the solar systems "on our side of roof", so the current plan is that we need to update our deed document stating that we/each unit owns our own side of roof.

    Right now I am thinking what is the best way to do the deed update, want to make sure do things right to avoid potential issues/arguments during/after their future sale processes and with new owners.

    Does anyone have dealt with similar simulation before? Or can share some tips on what are the things I MUST make sure to have in order to do these things right?

    Thank you guys and happy 2018

  • #2
    Most duplex homes we have dealt with specifically own their roof and exterior in their side.
    How is yours set up that you do not?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ButchDeal View Post
      Most duplex homes we have dealt with specifically own their roof and exterior in their side.
      How is yours set up that you do not?
      Is that a common case? My neighbor and I have purchased the brand new property from this builder where the deed states that we will own roof and house exterior jointly. We have one Master Insurance policy that we split the cost.

      Is this not normal?

      (We are located in MA)

      Thanks

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      • #4
        A duplex should only jointly one the common wall and carport. Actually, I'd own both, and rent half out.
        The problems that present themselves of the other occupant having "responsibilities" for my roof, and them holding me responsible for theirs........
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        • #5
          Originally posted by bohueilin View Post

          Is that a common case? My neighbor and I have purchased the brand new property from this builder where the deed states that we will own roof and house exterior jointly. We have one Master Insurance policy that we split the cost.

          Is this not normal?

          (We are located in MA)

          Thanks
          No that is not normal. It is more of a condo situation with just two owners.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ButchDeal View Post

            No that is not normal. It is more of a condo situation with just two owners.
            I think you are right, thats what it says for our property type... "Condominium"...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mike90250 View Post
              A duplex should only jointly one the common wall and carport. Actually, I'd own both, and rent half out.
              The problems that present themselves of the other occupant having "responsibilities" for my roof, and them holding me responsible for theirs........
              Thank you for your replying,, we do co-own a common wall and our drive way is basically shared as well, not sure what you meant by "own full roof and rent half out here" if you are talking about get more solar panels, generate electricity and sell them that is not an option within my area

              Thanks for your info :P

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              • #8
                Has anyone dealt with similar situation before ?

                Greatly appreciated any thoughts...

                Thanks

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bohueilin View Post
                  Has anyone dealt with similar situation before ?

                  Greatly appreciated any thoughts...

                  Thanks
                  I'd consult an attorney knowledgeable in such things rather than semi autonomous opinions on a solar energy forum.

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