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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Pennsylvania

Since the death of my grandfather in Oct., my Mom has not wanted to speak to her siblings, because for the 20 yrs we lived with my Pop after my G'mom died, we had been his caregivers and recieved NO HELP from any of the family. The last year of his life, I stopped working to be home with him 24/7 - wound care, IV infusion, appts, entertainment, etc. Mom did it for the previous years, but during the last year, he went downhill at an extreme pace and needed constant care. Now, 3 months have passed and we are still living in the house with intentions of moving out ASAP. The estate is split evenly 5 ways; this week, 2 of my mom's 4 siblings sent us a letter demanding rent from us. Can they sue for this money and do we have any recriminations (ie, cost for unpaid home care, mileage to hospital, etc)? What entitlements do they/we have? I feel like we are getting screwed big time!



You need a good probate attorney as soon as possible. You are apparently living in someone else's house (or at least mom only owns part of it) and thus you may be responsible for paying rent.


Senior Member
Yes, they can demand money in the form of rent from you as they are the legal owners of the property. However, what they have the right to demand and what you are obligated to pay are two different things.

Without a lease/rental agreement, you are not obligated to pay a dime. However, they will simply evict you which is perfectly legal.

Move at your leisure but do not tary.

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