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We have lived in a family home years. Now the owner

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we have lived in a family home for 15 years. Now the owner of the house, who is also my cousin wants to sell it. what are our rights?
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Good morning. Are you on title to the home or have any legal rights in it? Is there anything in writing evidencing any restraints on the sale of the home?
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Real Estate Lawyer: RealEstateAnswer, Lawyer replied 2 years ago
Thank you. Without having any type of legal right or interest in the home or an agreement with your Cousin, they have a legal right to sell it, if they desire. I certainly understand that you have lived there for 15 years but if they no longer want to have you living there and want to sell it, they have every legal right to do so. If there was something in writing, for your protection, it would be a different story but the time you have lived there does not allow you to prevent the sale or continue to stay, until you decide to vacate.
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