Can the city force my family out of a home due to it not being a registered rental property?
2 attorney answers
I agree with Mr. Lamont. The essence of your problem is that the city ordinance requires a rental permit any time a non-owner is occupying a residence without regard to whether or not you are paying rent. The solution is to either sign a contract to purchase the property or convince the owner to get a permit.
Short answer is yes, they probably have the legal right to have you removed.
Your question is too complex for this forum. I strongly suggest that you speak with a local attorney in order to protect your rights. You can use Avvo's "find a lawyer" tool to find a local attorney.
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