Pooler, GA asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: My grandmother gave me 2 acres of her land to place my mobile home on. Have lived on the land for 5 years,

I have paid property taxes for 3 years. Now my aunts have given me 45 days to move so they can sell the land Do I have any legal recourse?

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  • Cary, NC
  • Licenced in Georgia

A: You say your grandmother "gave :you 2 acres of land. Did she transfer ownership or merely allow you to put your mobile home on the land?

Paying taxes on land you do not actually own is meaningless. You acquire no rights in the land.

If the land was subdivided and 2 acres were conveyed to you, then you actually own the land and no one can tell you to move.

So who is the record owner of the land? If you are not the owner then who still owns the land? Your grandmother? Is she alive or dead? If grandmother owns the land and is alive, by what authority are your aunts telling you that you must move? Do they have a valid power of attorney for your grandmother? If your grandmother is deceased, then is your aunt telling you to move the personal representative of...

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