My mother just received a 15-day notice to vacate sent to her by the postman. I personally haven't seen the document since I'm not living with my mother anymore.
Basically, our neighbor claims that the lot where our house is built is not ours, but theirs.
We purchased the lot about 12, 13 years ago from another neighbor who, to everybody's knowledge, was the legitimate owner of the lot at that time before the purchase. The sale was done and all documents were processed.
About 2 weeks ago, our neighbor started harassing my mother, telling her to start finding another place to stay because they have won a case that the lot is theirs. He mentioned that the other neighbor who sold the lot to us "mixed" the properties and that the lot should have been theirs in the first place. My mother of course has been very stressed with the situation.
We in the family personally do not have any idea whether the claims of our neighbor are real since in all our knowledge, we have undergone all legal procedure to purchase the lot 12 - 13 years ago. Then again, my mother already received a notice to vacate.
I just would like to ask for advise whether what protection I can give my mother and to our house. Some points that I would like to point out that I think are unethical and perhaps could have legal implications is that (1) we were not invited to any sort of hearing regarding this and was only informed by our neighbor that they won a case to have my mother vacate; (2) if indeed this notice to vacate is legal, isn't it the fault of our other neighbor who sold the lot to us in the first place? Are we the one to be punished for his fault? (3) Is 15-days even reasonable time to vacate?
Hope you can give light to this concern as it would definitely be an ordeal for my mother if our house is taken from her.