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Has the house actually been transferred out of the estate to a new owner or is it still in the deceased's name?
Have you received any written notice to vacate?
If so, who gave it to you?
Ok, did you have a written contract with the deceased or was this all verbal?
What were the terms...you maintain the place and get to live there for doing so for your labor?
And it is the son who told you this, correct? or someone else? (You said the deceased was the son above, so I am a little confused)
Ok, so how long is the contract good for? Does it have a specific fixed term like 5 years, ten years, etc.?
Thank you for that information. Unfortunately, if there is no set duration of the contract, then legally it is considered a month to month tenancy and either party can terminate it with a one month notice. So that means that the grandson could give you a notice as soon as the property is legally deeded over to his name as he would then be your landlord.
You would then have a month to move out or he could then file an eviction action in court to get a judgement and a writ that the sheriff would execute to force you to move. This takes about another 3-4 weeks after the notice expires.
So if the grandson wants to terminate and evict, it will take him around 2 months to do so.
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Sorry, but no, the law just required a one month notice as you are under a "tenancy at will" since there is no set duration. See MO. Revised Statutes § 441.060
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