Houston, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Texas

Q: my landlord/friend passed away & no will. Now his sister is taking me to eviction court no probate. What can i do?

None of his family has been around in 20 years. This is crazy yet sad. There are alot to be involved in probate court to get their portion.His greedy sister should go back to the rock she came from.what can i do

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Terry Lynn Garrett
Terry Lynn Garrett
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Move. The executor or administrator of the estate has a legal duty to sell property to pay debts and distribute the remainder according to the Will or, if there is no Will, the state's laws of inheritance. This may involve evicting tenants. Neither occupancy nor friendship confer ownership rights.

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