Can I dispose of my sister and brother in laws property that has been left on my land for 2 years?

It is complicated because my sister’s name is on the deed to the property as well as mine. She is not a resident here and I own 2/3 of the property, inherited from our Grandparents.
She is a HOARDER and the amount of stuff she has packed onto the property is affecting my way of life here. I have asked her several times to remove the hoard of her and her boyfriends stuff from the property which, she says she wants to do and never does.
Can I send her written notice of a time frame for her to remove her belongings from the property?

ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU:

As your sister is a co-owner, she has just as much right to use the property as you do.  You might have a claim if her stuff is causing the value of the property to decline.  That can be a hard sell.  You should consider buying her out of the property.  If she refuses, you can force a sale by filing a petition to partition the land.

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