Ponchatoula, LA asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: I have a trailer on my mother's property the trailer and the property is paid off in full can She take my trailer away

My Mobile home is paid off in full and I have the title in my name it's setting on private property that's in my mother's name that is also paid off in full I did pay and have a mowdad down but I have not had the money for the lights or water just yet can she take my trailer from me and start living in it

2 Lawyer Answers
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Answered
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: It's clear the trailer is titled to you. It's not clear who owns the land to answer your question.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
PREMIUM
Answered

A: If your trailer is sitting on property owned by someone else, that someone else (your mother in this case), can make you remove it if you fail to perform the rental agreement between you (your agreement to rent the land). The landlord cannot take the trailer away from you without something more. For example, the landlord could get a judgement against you for unpaid rent and utilities and then levy execution on your trailer for the amount of the judgement. There is a lot of legal work involved on the part of the landlord to get to that point, and you will know about it because you will be served with legal papers.

The important thing for you to know is you should not expect to be able to park and live in your trailer anywhere without paying rent and utilities. Your failure to fulfill your side of the bargain will most certainly have negative consequences, up to and including loss of your trailer.

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