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

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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.

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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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