Landlord took possession of the mobile home from the previous owner because he was evicted then abandoned the home. We cleaned it out and fixed it up. Landlord said he didn't want to pay taxes on it and told the county it was ours. Legally do we own the home? The previous owner has decided after three years of leaving it that he wants it back.
Is the mobile home attached to the ground, or not? If it is not (it sits on a rented lot, and has not been fixed to the ground), it has a title like a car. Assuming the previous owner signed the title over to your landlord, you have to take the title in your name before it's "yours". If it is fixed to the ground, there is a deed just like a house. "Telling the county" should not be enough. We need more information.
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