Ask a Landlord-Tenant Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.
Can you tell me what state this is in?
Who is on the deed to the home?
Ok, unfortunately, if son is on the deed, then as a legal owner of the property, he can allow others to live there with him. One owner can't prevent another owner from allowing guests to live in the property.
However, there is nothing that would prevent you from also moving in as you have an equal right to use and possession of the property along with son and his wife.
You would only be able to evict the daughter in law if son and his wife also agreed that they wanted to evict her.
I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy...
Sorry for the delay, it got late and I had to log off for my regular job in the morning..
And yes, any owner can allow others to live there as their guests without any rent or written agreement. That is why it is sometimes a bad idea to own property with other people. They can abuse their ownership rights and make things difficult on the other owners.
You are very welcome, even if the news wasn't great..