Can a person make a claim to my home if they receive mail and live at the address?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Daytona Beach, FL

My name is the only name on deed and mortgage. They rent from me.

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  1. Barry A. Stein

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    Answered . If they rent space, they only have a possessory right and that right cannot change to an ownership right just by their presence.

    The answers given are limited to the facts as given and presumed by the answer itself. Without seeing actual... more
  2. Marcos P Martinez

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    Answered . No. Receiving mail and living at an address is consistent with a lease agreement, which gives only a right to possession and use and no ownership rights. There would need to be some dramatic details and facts that are left out in order for someone to have a claim for ownership.

    marcos@martinezanda.com Office tel: (561)245-4723 Website: www.martinezanda.com. The answer provided does not... more
  3. Robert Jason De Groot

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    Answered . Ownership of real estate is by deed, not rent.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239

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