I inherited a duplex in Miami 10 years ago from my uncle, the property is mortgage free and I received a warranty deed. I rented the large unit and in the small unit lives his elderly sister, now 90 years old rent free.
On the warranty deed it has a line saying that his elderly sister has the right to reside in the small unit, until she moves out or dies. Upon consulting an estate attorney, he said she was not granted a life tenancy. This provision does not specify whether she has the obligation to pay rent or not and she has not paid since, as he left a small trust account to help pay half the taxes and insurance.
- Can I come after her to help pay some of the expenses
- At this time I want to sell the property, what is your recommendation?