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I am sorry to hear about your loss and what you are now dealing with. Just to be clear, there was no relationship and you were a couple?
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As the legal owner of the property, she does have a legal right to ask for rent, if you want to stay. Had your significant other addressed this issue in his will whereby he gave you a life estate, whereby you could stay as long as you wanted or even went so far as give and leave you a legal interest in the home, this would be different. However, with nothing in writing, she can charge you rent and if you do not want to pay, can evict you, if you do not leave the rental.