My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Minnesota
I hope this is the right forum. I wasn't sure where to post this question. But, I own a trailer that sits on a lot of land owned by my neighbor. When I moved in I agreed to pay him lot rent each month instead of buying the lot from him because at the time he had wanted a ridiculous amount. He did not have any sort of contract at all with me because I have known this man since I was a kid (he's nearing 70 or 80 now). The bills now are too expensive especially considering the size and shape of the lot. I discussed buying the lot with him and he agreed to sell it to me, we just hadn't figured out the price yet.
When I tried to discuss it with him today, he told me that his kids "won't let him sell it now", even though we already agreed on it and he is the owner of the land, not his kids. Is there anything that I can do since he agreed to sell in the first place? Or, if it comes down to it, is there anything he can do to me if I simply refuse to pay the lot rent until he sells it to me, since we never had a contract? He's getting old and has some serious health issues--I do not want the lot to be passed to either of his children because they will make my life hell. I am just trying to save myself some money and headache down the line. Also, my trailer is not movable (too old) so removing it from the lot is not an option. I know he would sell it to me if not for his kids trying to tell him what to do. Very frustrating.