Is there anything that I can legally do to get me more time to find a home?

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Is there anything that I can legally do to get me more time to find a home?

I have lived on my brother-in-law’s property for about 8 year’s in my truck and recenty my husband passed away. Now I have been told that I need to move my truck and be out of here in a week. I get my mail here. This has been my home. I know I don’t have a conventional home but it’s what I’m working with. Is there anything that I can do? Can they just told my truck with out my permission and make leave?

Asked on January 2, 2019 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The can't hold your truck (if it's your truck, it's yours), BUT they can require you to move. It doesn't matter how long you lived there; staying on another's property with their permission gives you no rights to remain there. Legally, you are just a guest; a guest can be made to leave whenever the property owner(s) want the guest gone. If you don't leave, they can bring a type of legal action traditionally called an action "for partition" (your state may have a different name for it) to get a court order or writ that will cause the sheriff to remove you. You can take the truck, but will have to go, and there are no legal grounds to get more time, since you simply have no right to remain there.


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