Thank you for your reply.
As to the legal issues, you don't have any rights to the property unless you have something in writing
giving you rights to the house. This could be evidenced by a written agreement with your Uncle or where your Uncle has a will naming you the heir to the property. In addition you would have rights if your name is XXXXX XXXXX deed. Without any of these things, you don't have any rights and his relatives could remove you. You would be considered a tenant, so removal would mean getting served with notice to vacate the premises.
I understand you have been making payments on the taxes, but unless you have something in writing showing you will inherit or are the owner, the payment on taxes can be considered the same as if you were paying rent as a condition to live there.
So if you want protection, you need to get something in writing from your Uncle or better yet have your uncle include you as a joint-owner on the deed.
Further to find out if the property has been divided you can find out that information by going to the deed of records. Any division or transaction with the land would be recorded there.
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