Reading, PA asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: If someone is selling their property and they are not married and do not have children together does the other person's

My father is selling his land he was never married to the woman who passed but her children are saying they should get some of the money from the sell

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Nellie T Schulz
Nellie T Schulz
  • Philadlephia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I assume that the woman who died was not named as a grantee on the existing deed to the father and that the father was the sole owner of the real property. I can see no scenario under which a close friend and occupant of real property can gain any ownership rights to that property, absent a written contract to the contrary. If the deceased occupant herself had no legal interest in the property, certainly none of her heirs would.

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