Does a person who takes care of a person before the person dies have rights to the deceased person’s house?


My friends grandma passed away and him and his sister were taking care of her before she passed away. The uncle is the other person who was on the mortgage. The uncle is threatening to evict my friend. Does my friend have any rights to the house? He never signed any lease or any papers or documents. The uncle hasn’t served anything to my friend either. What are my friends options?


It doesn’t really matter who is on the mortgage.  It matters who is a joint owner with the deceased.  If the uncle is the joint owner, it is his right to evict your friend.

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