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Do relatives living rent free in my home have any renters rights?

San Antonio, TX |

I own my home and have been allowing a niece and her family to live rent free with me. I am considering moving my personal belongings out and into a retirement community and eventually selling my home. Am I abandoning my home? Do these family members have renters rights or squatters rights? I live in Texas.

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Since you own the house, just ask them to leave. If they don't, just get an attorney to evict them.


No, your guests (which is what your niece and her family have been) have no tenant rights.

Good luck to you.

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