I lived with my parter for 14 years in his home in Independence MO. He passed away recently and did not leave a will.

Asked over 2 years ago - Independence, MO

I was not on the mortgage or deed. His next of kin would be his brother as his Mom has passed as well. I'm assuming he will be named administrator of his estate once probate starts. My question is at what point do I begin paying rent again? I'm assuming it will be once the admin is name. Does his brother have the right to ask for any amt he wants? i pd my partner 425.00 per mo. but always in cash and of course there was no lease. if I refuse to pay that amt can he legally on give me 30 days to vacate even though I have been there 14 years?

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  1. Irene Costas

    Contributor Level 4

    Answered . Unfortunately you dont have many rights, if you do not have a written lease. Although he should give you thirty day notice before he changes rent or terms, it doesn't mean he will. Additionally, if the brother inherited the property he may considering selling it. You might want to consider looking for a new place.

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  2. Steven J. Fromm

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    Answered . You really have no rights here and he can charge whatever rent he chooses.

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