I live in PA with my fiance in his house. He wants me out in less than a week. My name is not on house. Can he do this?

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I live in PA with my fiance in his house. He wants me out in less than a week. My name is not on house. Can he do this?

Asked on June 8, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you are living in another persons home and that person is the owner without a written agreement such as a lease you are not entitled to live on that property. If you have been paying rent without a lease you may be able to argue it was implied to buy a few additional weeks. You can also try to prove you paid a substantial portion of the bills, mortgage etc if you did to again try to buy a few weeks.

However the work it will take to argue this may not be worth the small additional time you are entitled to stay on the property. In short it would seem you will have to vacate the premises assuming no lease is in effect. I do advise calling a local attorney simply to ask if PA has any state specific exceptions to what I said and if they can advise you on the best possible avenue at this point


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