Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Louisiana

Q: I own a home on my grandparents land. They let me live here. Can they tell me when I can and can't leave or come home?

I bought the loan to a trailer they cosigned for my aunt and her husband. They bullied me into signing a document releasing them from responsibility as co-signer. They said if I didn't my mama and I had to leave and if we didn't they would have the law remove us. I was threatened to sign.. I had no attorney present. They tell us when we can and can't leave and come home. They tell us we can't have company and have threatened our company. Our water runs off of their well and they have shut our water off several times just because we had company. My mama has seizures and my grandma has caused her to have more seizures since we moved here than in years prior. That's illegal right? I own the loan. I bought it from the bank.. I didn't wilfully sign the document releasing them from responsibility as cosigner.. Is it legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You own a trailer. You owe a lien for a trailer. They are still responsible for the lien if you don't pay it because I seriously doubt the lender would release to 2 cosigners. If you have a lease to the land, you can enforce it. If you don't, they can evict you. They have no other say over your or your mother's activities.

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