Flushing, MI asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: My dad owns a house he hasn't lived in for 10+ years. I've lived here for 8. Can he move back in without evicting me?

He was recently kicked out of the house he was living in. Now he wants to move into the house he owns, while I'm still here. There is no written agreement.

I'm aware I can be evicted. I'm asking if he can legally move himself into the house without evicting me?

1 Lawyer Answer
David Soble
David Soble
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Unusual question because it is between family members, but generally speaking, without any existence of a written lease, he could evict you under the theory that you are a month to month tenant.

Brent T. Geers agrees with this answer

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