I have a house that was sold at Sheriff sale. It is tenant occupied on a month to month lease. Do I have to send them a notice to quit? Am I responsible if they damage the property or is the bank?
It is unclear whether you lost the property at sheriff's sale or purchased it during/ after sheriff's sale. Whatever the circumstance, the tenant is entitled to a notice to vacate and the entire judicial procedure of an eviction lawsuit. If you lost the home in foreclosure, you don't need to worry about evicting the tenant, although it would be nice to let the tenant know what is going on. Responsibility for damage to the property depends on unknown facts, although banks do not generally pursue a foreclosed party for damages anyway.
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