My question involves real estate located in the State of: Michigan
4 years ago I moved into a condo under what started as a land contract. I put down 10k but never closed due to issues with the condo that I wanted fixed prior to closing. Made a few payments to the owner while waiting to close but I found out from neighbors that the owner filed for bankruptcy. I stopped making payments and awaited word on what to do next. I have an affidavid, and all kinds of paperwork saying I live there, and the my name is under the county as owner of the property. I have kept up the property but did not pay taxes although taxes were paid... not sure by whom. Oct. 2012 another company bought the vacant condos in the complex which included mine. They are taking me to court for eviction. The paperwork portrays me like I squatted after they acquired the property by forcing myself in.
My questions are: Do I have a case to keep my home? What options do I have?
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Im sorry I forgot to add that the owner, before he left, drew up a lease and told me to live out the 10k I gave him down on the lease. But the lease, however, does not mention how much I gave him or for how long the lease is for. But I do have his signature. I dont know if it makes a difference.