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Question: my mother n law owns the house cause we could not get it and she put in her name but never left I live in with her son whom I am married to and she lives her to on other side of house me and her don't get along she had had me removed by the police 5 times but I come back the next day I lived here 16 years pay rent and bills in my name do I have any right to her kicking me out can I stop her. she says she gonna have me removed all the time. its getting old and I tired of her threats. what can I do??? she makes it hard for me and my husband.

Answer: If you pay rent, you are a tenant and cannot be removed without being properly evicted through court process. She would be required to give you notice of terminating the lease (30 days notice if it's month-to-month) and then file a lawsuit to have you evicted. Alternatively, if you failed to pay rent, she could give 5 days notice and then file to have you evicted. Sometimes people use orders of protection to have others removed from a joint home. Please be mindful of that. I recommend you consult the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act found here: https://housing.az.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/Landlord-Tenant-Act-ADOH-Publication-July-2018_0.pdf

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  • my mother n law owns the house cause we could not get it and she put in her name but never left I live in with her son whom I am married to and she lives her to on other side of house me and her don't get along she had had me removed by the police 5 times but I come back the next day I lived here 16 years pay rent and bills in my name do I have any right to her kicking me out can I stop her. she says she gonna have me removed all the time. its getting old and I tired of her threats. what can I do??? she makes it hard for me and my husband.

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