What are my sister’s rights if she owns a trailer that she has lived in for several years but it is situated on land that belongs to her boyfriend’s father?

She’s now in hospital but will need help when she gets out. The owner of the land also lives on it, and is demanding that we place her in a nursing home instead of bringing her and a relative to help her back to her home,because he doesn’t want to be responsible for her. Can he force her out of her home since he owns the property it is on? And can he force her to move the trailer?

Asked on February 5, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Kentucky


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Your question implies that she does not pay rent (is not a tenant). If that is the case, then yes--the land's owner has the right to ask non-tenants to leave at any time; she has no right to live there without his consent. He can therefore require her to remove the trailer.

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