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I am living i...

I am living i a house which belonged to an uncle that has passed and have been payin the property taxes

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

I cousin who is the escex for his will does nothing to resolves the properties here in FL

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I was given permission to live here and as I said I am paying the taxes do I have any legal rights

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I guess that it is

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Estate Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 1 month ago

Assuming you do not have a written agreement to occupy the premises, you have the legal status and rights of a month to month tenant. This is true whether you actually are required to pay rent or not.

As such, you or the landlord (currently, the estate) may terminate the tenancy on 15 days notice.

If you refuse to leave at the end of the notice period then the landlord must file for eviction and can also seek other damages for your failure to leave.

You can try contacting you cousin to see if they will agree to extend your tenancy or even enter into a new lease. Otherwise, they are within your rights to demand you leave and evict you if you do not.

I am sorry. I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I do not want you spinning your wheels on this.

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